Royal University for Women

Kingdom of Bahrain

19-20 April 2016

Women’s relationships with the societies they are parts of are consistently changing. While there are more women who are active in social and professional arenas than used to be in male dominated fields, many governments have recently passed laws that restrict women’s rights. Different levels of influence including educational institutions, legal systems, labor markets and individual families shape women’s relationships with their respective societies. These same levels of influence, as well as others, shape society’s relationship with women as well. In this context, society may be defined as families, professional spheres, states, nations, or imagined communities. This academic focus is not limited to a specific geopolitical region.

Royal University for Women’s first annual research conference will explore the dimensions and nuances of “Women and Society.” Employing multi- and interdisciplinary approaches, this conference will be a platform to discuss the relationship between women and society in historical, social, legal and creative contexts. The key topics that will be explored are: women in business and leadership, in creative environments, across cultures, legislation and human rights, innovation and technology. The conference aims to provide an environment for academics, researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas and recent developments on the topic of women and society. The conference is expected to foster networking and collaboration amongst participants to advance specific theories and the general practice of academia.

Royal University for Women is the first private, purpose-built, international university in the Kingdom of Bahrain dedicated solely to educating women. This academic year, RUW is celebrating its tenth year in operation as a comfortable environment in which to produce leaders, dynamic decision makers, independent thinkers and community-conscious individuals with a focus on academic excellence and personal development. This conference is an endeavor in celebrating RUW’s Journey of excellence.