Alumni Voices

IWD2020 #EachForEqual

March 8, 2020

The Global Gender Gap Report published by the World Economic Forum states that gender equality is not only a fundamental human right but is linked to a country’s overall economic performance.

Over the last decade Australia has made significant progress towards gender equality, particularly in education, health and female workforce participation. At universities, in organisations and in government, more women are taking on leadership roles and forging positive pathways for future generations. Despite this progress, inequality and discrimination prevail in many areas of society. Women continue to earn less than men, are less likely to advance their careers as far as men, and accumulate less retirement or superannuation savings.

Hear our speakers and panellists discuss what #EachForEqual means for them; how we can empower young women and men to operate in a more equitable way; the systems and norms which have historically oppressed women; different industry sectors and their varying pace of change in this space and; the role of the education sector in facilitating gender equity.

 

Speakers:

Imelda Whelehan - Dean, Graduate Research School at The University of Western Australia

Panellists

Jill Benn (MODERATOR)

University Librarian at The University of Western Australia

 

Sandra Brewer BCom '94

WA Executive Director at Property Council of Australia

 

Preeti Castle MBA '18

Strategic Engagement Director at The Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute.  Non-Executive Director at Munda Biddi Trail Foundation

 

Dr Fiona McGaughey PhD '18

Director of Higher Degrees (Coursework), UWA Law School

 

Chris Sutherland BE '86

Non-Executive Director

 

Closing Remarks

Pauline Chiwawa BCom '19 (she/her)

2020 Women’s Officer at UWA Student Guild