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Why 50/50? Why close the gender gap in leadership? with Virginia Haussegger

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Does a discussion about gender representation in leadership sound like an evening well spent? We think so too! ANU Women in Leadership is proud to launch our second event of the semester “Why 50/50? Why close the gender gap in leadership?” in conversation with Virigina Haussegger.

Virginia Haussegger AM is a passionate women’s advocate and communication specialist. She is also an award-winning television journalist, writer and commentator, whose extensive media career spans more than 25 years.

In late 2016 Virginia was appointed to head a new gender equality initiative, the 50/50 by 2030 Foundation, at the University of Canberra's Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (IGPA), where she is an Adjunct Professor. With a singular focus on improving the representation of women in leadership and key decision making roles across all levels of government and public administration, the Foundation is the first of its kind in Australia.

In 2014 Virginia was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to the community, as an advocate for women's rights and gender equity, and to the media.

Virginia has served on a number of boards and committees including; UN Women National Committee Australia; the Snowy Hydro SouthCare Trust, and the Australia Forum Steering Committee. She currently sits on the Board of the ACT Government’s Cultural Facilities Corporation; Women In Media Canberra; and is Patron of the Canberra Rape Crisis Centre.

Our MC for the night is Briony Lipton! Briony is a PhD candidate in the School Sociology at ANU. Her research explores the relationship between academic women, feminism, and university leadership in Australian higher education. She recently co-authored a monograph entitled We Only Talk Feminist Here: Feminist Academics, Voice and Agency in the Neoliberal University (Palgrave).

Briony will be discussing the question of "Why 50/50? Why close the gender gap in leadership?" with Virigina Haussegger.


Please join us for what all be a really excellent evening, and not without some light refreshments of course!

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