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Not yet 50/50: Barriers to the progress of senior women in the Australian Public Service

At this public forum on November 15 2013 the three authors of the report, Not yet 50/50: Barriers to the progress of senior women in the Australian Public Service, discussed its findings and took questions.

A podcast of this event is now available via the link below or via Gender Institute resources portal.

Women are generally under-represented in senior positions in the APS and this under-representation is compounded in traditional male domains of activity. The differing perceptions of women and men about what they consider to be the barriers to senior women’s career progression in the APS are systematically explored in this ground-breaking study. Could the research model be extended to look at the situation of women in academia?

Presenters:

  • Mark Evans, Director of the ANZSOG Institute for Governance and a specialist in institution-building and governance.
  • Deborah May, Fulbright Scholar, graduating from the only business school in the world specifically designed for women, Simmons Graduate School of Management, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
  • Meredith Edwards, Emeritus Professor at the University of Canberra and member of ANZSOG Institute for Governance

Updated:  7 November, 2012/Responsible Officer:  Convenor, Gender Institute/Page Contact:  Web manager, Gender Institute