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Program Overview

Wednesday 13 February 2019
Professional Development Day
9:30am–2:30pm Academic Career Development Session (including refreshments/lunch breaks)
3:00pm–5:30pm Gender Lensing Masterclass

Thursday 14 February 2019
Workshop Day 1
8:00am–8:30am Arrivals
8:30am–10:30am Plenary keynote address by Professor Shelly Lundberg
10:30am–6:00pm Workshop Presentations Day 1 (including refreshments/lunch breaks)
6:30pm–9:00pm Workshop Dinner with address by Professor Lisa Farrell (State Library of Victoria)

Friday 15 February 2019
Workshop Day 2
8:00am–8:30am Arrivals
8:30am–10:30am Plenary keynote address by Professor Iris Bohnet
10:30am–3:00pm Workshop Presentations Day 2 (including refreshments/lunch breaks)
3:30pm–5:30pm Policy Symposium “How can economics contribute to gender equity?”
5:45pm–7:00pm Networking Reception

Plenary sessions

AGEW2019’s Plenary sessions will be a privileged opportunity to hear from following distinguished speakers:

  • Keynote address by Professor Shelly Lundberg (Leonard Broom Professor of Demography, University of California, Santa Barbara; Former Chair of AEA Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession)
  • Keynote address by Professor Iris Bohnet (Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government, Academic Dean, and Co-Director of the Women and Public Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University; Leading Thinker, VicHealth)
  • Dinner address by Professor Lisa Farrell (Deputy Head of School (Research & Innovation), School of Economics, Finance and Marketing, RMIT University))

Policy Symposium 

The AGEW2019 Policy Symposium on the topic ‘How can economics contribute to gender equity?’ will draw together the insights and implications delivered by the research papers and provide an opportunity for participants to converse directly with our guests panellists from policy, government and industry.

We are honoured to welcome the following Policy Symposium Panellists:

  • Trish Bergin (First Assistant Secretary, Office for Women, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet)
  • The Hon. Dr Andrew Leigh MP (Shadow Assistant Treasurer; Federal Member for Fenner)
  • Lisa Annese (CEO, Diversity Council Australia)
  • Professor Helen Hodgson (Curtin University; National Foundation for Australian Women)

Professional Development program

Gender Lensing Masterclass

The Gender Lensing Masterclass will demonstrate an applied analysis of how budgetary and other economic policy settings can be unintentionally gender-patterned in their impact and incentive effects. Complementing this analysis, the Masterclass will also offer the opportunity to learn more about history of gender budgeting in Australia, and find out about the gender-based analyses and future initiatives being undertaken by the Australian Government Office for Women.

We are extremely appreciative to the following guest presenters for sharing their insights and expertise with our Masterclass participants:

  • Professor Helen Hodgson (Curtin University; National Foundation for Australian Women)
  • Associate Professor Janine Dixon (Centre of Policy Studies, Victoria University)
  • Professor Miranda Stewart (Tax and Transfer Policy Institute, Australian National University)
  • Rachel Livingston (Assistant Secretary, Office for Women, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet)

Please note that registration for the Masterclass is as optional addition to your workshop registration. Participants are also welcome to attend the Masterclass only. Click here to register

Academic Career Development Session

The Academic Career Development Session will provide a supportive environment for early- and mid-career female academics to discuss their professional career goals and challenges, and receive career guidance and advice from senior academics in the field of economics.

We are delighted to welcome the following Academic Mentors the AGEW2019:

  • Professor Lisa Cameron (University of Melbourne)
  • Associate Professor Rebecca Cassells (Bankwest Curtin Economic Centre)
  • Professor Lisa Farrell (RMIT University)
  • Professor Tim Fry (RMIT University)
  • Professor Lata Gangadharan (Monash University)
  • Professor Emily Lancsar (Australian National University)
  • Professor Shelly Lundberg (University of California, Santa Barbara)
  • Associate Professor Duygu Yengin (University of Adelaide)

Topics for discussion will include:

  • Challenges for women in the economics discipline and in university leadership
  • Balancing research, teaching and leadership/administrative duties
  • Building blocks to academic job promotion: What are universities looking for?
  • Journal publication strategies: Perspectives and advice from a journal editor
  • Applying for grants and fellowships
  • Communicating with the media;
  • Strategies for research impact and engagement
  • Workload balance: Knowing when to say yes and when to say no
  • Navigating your career path; identifying your strengths, values and goals; knowing your worth in negotiations

There is no cost to attend the Academic Career Development Session but registrations are essential. When registering, participants will be asked to outline the career challenges and goals that you are seeking advice on from the senior mentors. Participants do not need to be attending the rest of the workshop, nor to be studying gender economics topics, to be eligible to attend. Please note that this session is designed to target the under-representation of women in the economics profession and is therefore exclusive to female registrants only.

Please note that registration for the Academic Career Development Session is separate to workshop registration and close on 5 February 2019.


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