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PUBLIC LECTURE: Shaky Ground or Firm Foundation? When women's equality depends on a business case

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Today's date is Saturday, August 02, 2014
Shaky Ground or Firm Foundation? When women's equality depends on a business case : 2013 Grace Vaughan Lecture Other events...
A lecture by Dr Jacquie Hutchinson, UWA Business School.

Itís 2013 and Australian women workers are still being significantly under-recognised and under-valued for their skills, knowledge and contribution to the nationís economic and social well-being. In response to this ongoing employment inequity, governments, business and social justice advocates have more recently turned to the 'business case' argument. Currently, we have Ďthe good for businessí idea being used to increase the numbers of women board directors and CEOs. In addition, the business case is motivating increased employment of women in traditionally male dominated occupations and industries that are experiencing skills shortages.

Clearly, the business case argument has a compelling logic but does it work? What are the implications of linking employment fairness and equality with market forces and a company balance sheet?

This lively presentation will explore these challenging questions and their potential effects on women, other diversity groups and the broader Australian society.

Cost: Free, but RSVP required. Phone 1800 199 174 or send an email to wis@communities.wa.gov.au
Location University Club Theatre Auditorium
Contact Institute of Advanced Studies <ias@uwa.edu.au> : 6488 1340
URL http://www.ias.uwa.edu.au/lectures/2013-gvl
Start Thu, 21 Mar 2013 18:00
End Thu, 21 Mar 2013 19:30
RSVP RSVP is required.
Submitted by Audrey Barton <abarton@admin.uwa.edu.au>
Last Updated Thu, 21 Feb 2013 12:30
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