This panel discussion, held on 26 March 2015, was co-hosted by the ANU Gender Institute and the ACT Branch of the Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA).
The event was fully booked out and due to the popularity of the event the discussion was moved to the China in the World Auditorium at ANU which has a capacity of 200 people.
Podcast available below.
The panel featured four distinguished diplomats:
Some of the issues discussed by these successful women were the importance of balancing family and work, taking initiative in promoting gender equality in their relationships with male peers and navigating the diverse cultural constructions of gender norms in different countries.
The discussion was attended by many members of Canberra’s diplomatic community, NGOs, public servants, AIIA members and members of the ANU community.
The panellists were introduced by Ingrid Moses, Vice President of the ACT Branch of AIIA, and former Chancellor of the University of Canberra.
Following individual presentations by each diplomat and panel discussion, questions were taken from the audience. To conclude the event, Dr Fiona Jenkins, convener of the Gender Institute, offered a vote of thanks.
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