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.
FIRN Women Online Seminars
FIRN Women is hosting online seminars presented by female ECRs in a monthly seminar series. The seminars will be via zoom and will be about an hour long, comprising presentation followed by moderated Q&A.
Next FIRN Women Seminars:
Friday 15 October, 1pm (AEST)
Antje Berndt, ANU
Title: Risk Aversion in Corporate Bond Markets
Abstract: We examine the time variation of risk aversion in corporate bond markets and its relationship with monetary policy, using data from 1973 to 2020. Our approach extracts the portion of corporate credit spreads due to changing risk aversion with a new methodology that relies on the fact that credit spreads reflect the probability of default, default betas, macroeconomic uncertainty and risk aversion. We identify substantial temporal variation in measured risk aversion, and show that risk aversion tends to be higher when monetary policy is tighter. We document that contrary to popular belief, the prolonged post-GFC period of ultra-low interest rates did not result in excessive “Reaching for Yield” behavior.