EDI-C seminar on working parents in academia

Successful child raising requires attention, time, effort, energy and goodwill. The responsibility for raising the next generation of citizens is under-valued and falls disproportionately to women. This responsibility impedes women’s progress and success in the workplace, including in universities. This seminar will provide the opportunity to explore how the imbalances inherent in sexist attitudes to child raising might be better navigated.

  • Title: Who’s looking after the children?
  • Speaker: Prof Marcia Devlin. Marcia Devlin is a globally-recognised expert in education and equity with current appointments in Australia, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. Marcia serves as a director on a range of boards, including government boards and boards of tertiary institutions. She was previously: Senior Vice-President and Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Victoria University; Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education at RMIT; Deputy Vice-Chancellor Learning and Quality at Federation University and Executive Director at Open Universities Australia. Prior to these appointments she held leadership appointments at Deakin University and The University of Melbourne. With colleagues, Marcia has won over $6 million in funding and has more than 320 publications comprising academic, professional and media outputs. Marcia has given more than 100 invited headline addresses in nine countries. She is an Adjunct Professor at the Victoria University Business School. A passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion, Marcia is the author of the upcoming book, Beating the Odds: A practical guide to navigating sexism in Australian Universities.
  • Host: Dorina Pojani
  • Date: 19 March 2021 at 12:00pm–1:00pm
  • In person venue: 03-320 – Steele Building (3) Please maintain physical distance.
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