Gendered Creative Teams and Unequal Recognition

Teams are becoming dominant in creative fields, and gender diversity was shown to increase collective intelligence and creativity. Yet there is a gender gap in the recognition of contributions of women, in involvement, promotion, recognition, and pay. We will use large datasets with hundreds of thousands of teams in science, programming, video game development, and music to trace the involvement of women, their career path, and recognition. We will conduct qualitative case studies to identify forms of resistance, alternative, more equitable organizational principles. We will reach out to invite diverse creative teams in a visual project competition to experiment with alternative principles of team organization and individual recognition. Our goal is to produce a unique edited volume in the end that building on the unique strengths of CEU in the area will advance a more equitable and productive approach to gender in creative teams.