Why we still need to talk about women’s economic disadvantage in contemporary Australia
The Research & Policy Centre at the Brotherhood of St Laurence is delighted to invite you to our September session of Brotherhood Talks:
Danielle Wood from the Grattan Institute joins Dr Dina Bowman from the Brotherhood to examine why women’s economic disadvantage remains a live issue in Australia. They will explore where we have come from, current circumstances, and what it will take to really shift the dial. Workforce participation, the gender pay gap, superannuation outcomes and the ‘care penalty’ will be among key areas of focus.
Thursday 12 September
12-1pm (light lunch immediately afterwards)
Father Tucker's Room, Brotherhood of St Laurence Head Office, 67 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy.
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All welcome at this wheelchair accessible venue. Please advise if any accessibility adjustments would help support your attendance.
Danielle Wood has more than 15 years’ experience as an economist in government, consulting and the not-for-profit sector. Danielle is currently the Budget Policy and Institutional Reform Program Director at the Grattan Institute where her research and advocacy efforts focus on tax and budget policy, inequality, competition policy and integrity reforms. Danielle is the National Chair of the Women in Economics Network and she sits on the Central Council for the Economic Society of Australia.
Dr Dina Bowman is Principal Fellow, Work and Economic Security in BSL's Research and Policy Centre and Honorary Principal Fellow in the School of Social and Political Sciences, at the University of Melbourne. Her work applies a strong gender lens. She co-authored (with Yvette Maker) the book No, Not Equal and her upcoming publication Trampolines not Traps focuses on enablers of economic security for single mothers and their children. Dina is a member of the Work and Family Policy Roundtable.