A-Gender
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Women? Where?
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Free Debate at the British Academy, Wednesday 24 October 2012

Is women’s equality already a thing of the past? Did it ever exist at all?

There are now fewer women in government than in recent years, very few female university Vice Chancellors and publicly funded bodies established to promote innovation are overwhelmingly male-dominated. Only 6.5% of FTSE 350 company executive directors are women, and in sectors such as film and theatre, women directors are still poorly represented.

This discussion will ask why women in a range of sectors are still not getting the top jobs. During economic downturns, are women less likely to get those jobs, or are they just less visible when there? If so, what signals are being sent about our most powerful and influential institutions? Are women are eschewing top jobs for a multitude of reasons – and perhaps deriving empowerment and satisfaction in doing so? This punchy and polemical debate will bring together a range of key female opinions drawn from the academic, cultural and business sectors.e now fewer women in government than in recent years, very few female university Vice Chancellors and publicly funded bodies established to promote innovation are overwhelmingly male-dominated. Only 6.5% of FTSE 350 company executive directors are women, and in sectors such as film and theatre, women directors are still poorly represented.

For further details of this debate and to register to attend, click here:  Where Are All The Women?

 

 

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