The following event is organised by David Easdown (firstname.lastname@example.org),
and the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, School of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of Sydney
Women in Mathematics in Australia Panel Discussion and Round Table
6:00 pm for 6:30-7:30 pm, Monday 26 August 2019
Auditorium 1 (level 1) of the Administrative Building (F23)
University of Sydney
The convenor for the event will be Professor Jacqui Ramagge (University of Sydney) and the panelists include
Dr Sophie Calabretto (Macquarie University)
Professor Nalini Joshi (University of Sydney)
Dr Anita Liebenau (University of South Wales, Sydney)
Dr Giang Nguyen (University of Adelaide)
Professor Sylvie Paycha (University of Potsdam)
Professor Natalie Thamwattana (University of Newcastle)
Particularly stimulating questions will be posted on the event webpage.
So far we have the following questions:
How does one measure success in academic life and what should be one's priorities in building a successful career or planning to build a successful career?
Is the present typical career trajectory or structure in tertiary institutions compatible with having a family or caring for a family, and, if not, how can it be made compatible or more compatible?
Are the stumbling blocks, towards building greater equality of opportunity and recognition, structural, cultural or sociological, or some mixture of these (and if so, in what parts)?
(from Emma Carberry) (a) If you could have everyone on board to make one change in order to improve the experience of women in mathematics, what would it be? (b) What is one change that we could all implement that would advance this cause?
(from John Henstridge) Why are there fewer women in mathematics than in some other research fields, particularly the life sciences?