Bianca Stumbitz

Bianca's research interests include gender, work and development; working conditions; small business and (social) entrepreneurship. She has specialist knowledge on the subject of maternity/paternity workplace policies and practices across the world, and have recently undertaken related research in South Africa, Ghana and Malaysia. Bianca has particular experience in exploring breastfeeding support and other maternity protection issues at work within their specific policy and cultural context, with a focus on low paid and vulnerable workers, and in examining the feasibility of innovative workplace maternity supports at low cost. Funders of her work have included the International Labour Organization, the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the European Commission. As part of her work, she has been advising multiple stakeholders, including employers, trade unions, government departments, international organizations and NGOs. She is leading the Middlesex University Gender & Diversity Research Cluster and the International Committee of the US-based Work and Family Researchers Network.

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How to prepare a large-scale ESRC funding application?
27 Feb 2023 - Bianca Stumbitz
Seminar in the Management, Leadership & Organizations Department seminar series at Middlesex University

Work and Family Life of Academics
02 Jan 2020 - Bianca Stumbitz
Reports on a seminar organized by Middlesex's Gender & Diversity cluster

Alice Eagly: Gender stereotypes have changed but the changes are surprising
07 Nov 2019 - Bianca Stumbitz
Reports on a seminar organized by Middlesex's Gender & Diversity cluster

What happens in the C-Suite after women break the glass ceiling?
31 May 2021 - Bianca Stumbitz
Reports on Corinne Post's exciting seminar on the impact of women in top management teams