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Ensuring women’s participation in the Covidian Era

CHEF Annual Lecture (webinar). Speaker: Professor Jane den Hollander AO, former Vice-Chancellor of Deakin University, Australia. The webinar is free and open to all.

2020.09.04 | Susan Wright

Date Thu 22 Oct
Time 10:00 11:00
Location A Zoom-link will be shared with the participants closer to the event.

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Time: 10.00 CET, 16.00 WST Australia, 19.00 EST Australia

Chair: Susan Wright, Professor, Aarhus University, Denmark.

Australian Ambassador MaryEllen Miller and Aarhus University Pro-rector Berit Eika will respond to the lecture before the discussion opens to participants.


The COVID-19 Pandemic has brought into stark relief the fragility of our human species. Few nations have escaped and most communities and economies have been affected in ways that would have been inconceivable just 12 months ago. All communities are now fearful and anxious and focusing inward.

In this changed world how are women affected - in their workplaces, at home in their private lives and what is required to ensure women continue to progress to equality on all measures including work participation, security and safety and pay? Will we emerge from this era with the gains made pre-COVID?

My discussion will focus of how we, university leaders and researchers and teachers, will contribute to the conversation thus ensuring equal advantage for the next generation of women in our universities and in the global community more generally. There are risks in this Covidian Era but there are also opportunities. Our university community must act else we will lose the future.

The webinar is organised by the Centre for Higher Education Futures (CHEF) at Aarhus University.