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 17 September, 1pm (AEST)

Gaoping Zheng, RMIT
Title: Online Communication and Idiosyncratic Volatility: Evidence from a Quasi-Natural Experiment
Abstract:  Using the staggered online communication events mandated by local branches of China Securities Regulatory Commission as shocks to listed firms’ online communications with investors, we find that idiosyncratic volatility declines by 11% after these events, suggesting that online communication reduces idiosyncratic volatility through deterring noise trading. Our account-level evidence shows that retail investors indeed trade the affected stocks less frequently afterward. Moreover, the decline in idiosyncratic volatility is stronger when information environment is worse and when online communications are more effective (e.g., more replies to investors’ questions).
Moderated by:  Jacquie Humphrey, FIRN VP/UQ
click here to register


Friday 15 October, 1pm (AEST)
Antje Berndt,  ANU
Title:  TBA
Moderated by:  Kristle Cortes, UNSW
registrations available closer to date