In 2013 the initiative originally known as FEW (Finance and Economics Women) was launched by Professor Renee Adams (previously at University of Queensland, UNSW and currently at Oxford University). The program offered access to a range of networking activities. Professor Kathy Walsh (UTS) was Deputy Director (FIRN Women) for the period between 2015 to 2018.
During Kathy’s term, the program was expanded to include an education component through a series of professional development workshops.
Click below for information on Past Programs:
2021 FIRN Women Conference
FIRN Women hosted our Annual Conference on 16 July 2021 via Zoom. The conference featured a keynote by Professor Kai Li (UBC), followed by presentations by early career women academics.
Professor Kai Li is the W.M. Young Chair in Finance and Senior Associate Dean, Equity and Diversity at the UBC Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia. She is an Associate Editor of the Review of Financial Studies, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and Journal of Financial Stability. She has also served on the Editorial Board of the Review of Finance, Management Science, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, and Financial Management. Her current research interests are human capital and technological synergies in mergers and acquisitions, machine learning in finance, and rent extraction in syndicated loans market. Her research has appeared in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Management Science, Journal of International Business Studies, and many other leading journals in Finance and Economics. Her research has also been featured in several leading news outlets including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times, Time Magazine, Reuters, Bloomberg, BBC, and Harvard Business Review.
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FIRN Women Mentoring Program
Click here for details and How to Join FIRN Women Mentoring Program
FIRN Women Workshop: Gender disparity in academia – a thing of the past?
On Monday 6 September 2021, FIRN Women held a workshop presented by Dr Terry Fitzsimmons who discussed the evidence from academic research on how gender affects career pathways, focussing on academic careers. Here are the slides from the presentation and the video is below.
Dr Terry Fitzsimmons is a Senior Lecturer in Leadership at the University of Queensland Business School. He is the managing director of the Australian Gender Equality Council, a body whose members comprise of peak national bodies representing women across industry sectors in Australia. His research focusses on gender and leadership, and has been published in leading management journals. He has also worked with many of Australia’s largest firms on their diversity programs and speaks regularly in Australia and overseas in the area of gender equality and inclusion.