Articles in peer-reviewed journals

Seierstad, C., Warner-Søderholm, G., Torchia, M. and Huse, M. (forthcoming).Women on boards: Beyond the institutional setting – the role of stakeholders and actors. Journal of Business Ethics.

Seierstad, C. (forthcoming). Beyond the Business Case: The Need for Both Utility and Justice Rationales for Increasing the Share of Women on Boards. Corporate Governance: An International Review.

Seierstad, C. and Kirton, G. (2015). Having it all? Senior women and work-life balance in Norway. Gender, Work and Organization.vol 22 (4).

Seierstad, C. (2014) Diversity at Work: The Practice of Inclusion (Book Review)Equality, Diversity and Inclusion .

Huse, M. and Seierstad, C. (2013) Getting women on to corporate boards: Consequences of the Norwegian gender balance law. The European Financial Review.

Seierstad, C., Healy, G. (2012) Women’s equality in the Scandinavian academy – a distant dream?. Work Employment and Society. vol.26 (2)

Seierstad, C., Opsahl, T. (2011). For the few not the many? The effects of affirmative action on presence, prominence, and social capital of female directors in Norway. Scandinavian Journal of Management. 27(1), 44-54. Preprint and updated data available through the paper's supporting website:

Book chapters

Vassilopoulou, J., Samaluk, B. And Seierstad, C. (2014) Balancing inflows and outflows: a case study from Europe. Ozbilgin, M. (eds) In International Human Resource Management. Cambridge University Press.

Seierstad , C. (2013). Gender quotas on corporate boards in Norway, necessary but not ideal. In Machold, S., Huse, M., Hansen, K., and Brogi, M (Eds) Getting women onto Corporate Boards – A snowball starting in Norway. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Vassilopoulou, J., Özbilgin, M., Seierstad, C., April, K. and Da Rocha, P. (2013) International diversity management – the case of US, South Africa and Norway. In: Cultural and Technological Influences on Global Business, IGI Global: Hershey, PA (edited by Bryan Christiansen).

Seierstad, C. (2011). Strategies for equality - The Norwegian experience of the use of gender quotas in the private sector. In Wright, T. & Conley, H. (eds) Gower Handbook of discrimination at work. Aldershot: Gower

Seierstad, C. (2010). The most equal of the regions – the Scandinavian gendered paradox. In Healy, G., Noon, M. & Kirton, G. (eds) Equality, inequality and diversity – Contemporary challenges and strategies. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd

PhD Thesis

Seierstad, C. (2011). Exploring the Norwegian paradox of vertical sex segregation: Strategies and experiences in politics, academia and company boards. London: University of London (link).

Conference presentations


Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, EDI 2013. "Changes in board composition following gender quotas on corporate boards in Norway: The ‘Golden Skirts’". Presentation with Professor Morten Huse


FESTA Female Empowerment in Science and Technology 2012. "Inequality in Scandinavian academia – challenges and strategies"

The American Academy of Management, AOM 2012. "Why Norwegian women directors supports gender quotas on corporate boards –The dual entanglement of affirmative action and merit"

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, EDI 2012 . "The wider effects of affirmative action strategies in Norway: the case of politics, academia and corporate boards of directors"

European Academy of Management, EURAM 2012. "Can Quotas Challenge Gender Inequality Regimes? -The Effects Of Quotas On Corporate Boards In Norway"


Norefjell IX Board Governance workshop, 2011. "Gender quotas on corporate boards-Lessons from Norway".

BG Group Women's Network 2011. Together with Silvija Seres i gave a talk for BG Group Women's Network, UK. The title of the talk was; Do Gender Quotas on Boards Work? – the view from Norway.

NORA (Norwegian women in London society)2011.

EURAM 2011. "Gender Quotas On Corporate Boards -Lessons from Norway"

PEDEC 2011. Promoting Equality and Diverstity Through Economic Crisis


IIRA European Congress 2010."Gender and legal developments in Scandinavia - the case of gender quotas on company boards in Norway"

Gender, Work and Organisations 2010: ."Gendered structures and gendering practices in Norway; The case of politics, academia and corporate boards"

Panel speaker at the event 'Balance in the boardroom: How to get more women leaders in the City?.


The Equal Opportunity International Conference, Istanbul, Turkey 2009 . "A change in representation on Norwegian boards of directors: compliance, prominence, and women’s experience"


Proceedings of the International Labour Process Conference 2007, Amsterdam, Netherlands . "Gender segregation in Scandinavian countries – The case of academia" Presentation with Professor Geraldine Healy.