Ideas that Change the World for Women

Professor Diane Elson; Jessica Irvine; Professo Gabrielle Meagher; Professo Marian Baird; Dr Elizabeth Hill; Alison Aggarwal

31st Aug 2012 10:00am-12:30pm The Darlington Centre, The University of Sydney City Road, Darlington

Date:Friday August 31st 10am to 12.30 pm
Venue:The Darlington Centre, The University of Sydney City Road, Darlington.
RSVP:Please confirm your participation by Wednesday 22nd August by emailing Ingrid Wright:

You are warmly invited to join us for lunch at the conclusion of the panel discussion.

The panel is designed for the interested layperson from government, business, the community sector and the academy.

The panellists will provide brief presentations to stimulate discussion. These will be followed by Q&A with the audience.

The Panellists are

Jessica Irvine, Economics Writer, The Sydney Morning Herald. (Chair)

Professor Diane Elson
Diane is currently professor of sociology at the University of Essex. Diane is a globally renowned feminist economist with extensive work on gender and macroeconomics, development and human rights. She has acted as advisor to UNIFEM, UNDP, Oxfam, and is in Australia to deliver the 2012 Wheelwright memorial lecture.

Professor Gabrielle Meagher
Gabrielle is professor of social policy at The University of Sydney and co-convenor of the paid care network. Her research focuses on how paid care work is organised and recognised, and on the role of social services in improving living standards for all social groups. She was an expert witness in the recent Equal Remuneration case for social and community services workers.

Professor Marian Baird
Marian is professor of employment relations at The University of Sydney and Director of the Women and Work Research Group. Marian's research focus is on how employment regulation impacts on women's working lives. She is currently a chief investigator on the evaluation of Australia's Paid Parental Leave Scheme.

Dr Elizabeth Hill
Elizabeth is a lecturer in political economy at The University of Sydney and Co-convenor of the Australian Work and Family Policy Roundtable. Her research focuses on the role that public policy plays in supporting (or not) women¿¿¿s work and care in Australia and India.

Alison Aggarwal, Principal Adviser, Sex Discrimination Unit, Human Rights Commission of Australia. (Discussant)