Do men and women really advance their careers in the same way?
Professor Valerie Francis, Chair in Construction at the University of Melbourne, has a long term interest in gender equity since starting the South Australian Women in Engineering group in the 1980s.
Valerie's recent research has investigated predictors of career advancement for professional women in the built environment. Debunking previous research in the area, she empirically proves that individual factors have the greatest influence on women’s career progression and from this developed the concept of a ‘gender inclusivity continuum’ and a career typology that describes women's careers. Valerie’s other research explores construction productivity as well as work-life balance and wellbeing.
Valerie will present her research and discuss the cultural change our industry needs in order for women to experience true inclusion.
Valerie will be joined by industry speakers, Sarah Slattery, Managing Director of Slattery and Kriston Symons from AECOM in an interactive panel discussion.
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