Monash University is hosting an online Q&A panel of interdisciplinary experts to discuss opportunities for building a better and healthier future for women in Australia.
The event marks the launch of two government-funded initiatives that highlight the priorities facing women’s careers and health.
The topics discussed by the panel of female leaders will include:
- The existing inequalities faced by women and children that have been amplified by Covid-19 escalating the need to act now.
- Why women in healthcare leadership help women and children in improving equity and health outcomes and how can we advance women’s careers in healthcare.
- The greater proportion of unpaid care undertaken by women and greater balance and support is needed.
- The burden of caring has escalated for women during Covid – supporting the health and careers of these carers is vital so they can care for themselves, as well as others.
- Job losses and financial insecurity have escalated – 80% of superannuation withdrawals during Covid-19 have been women and why we need to address this to improve health and wellbeing.
- The gender pay gap that will take 135 years to address on current trajectories and how to tackle this.
- The impact of financial insecurity and care burden on women’s health and wellbeing -including the disproportionate increases in psychological distress and mental health.
- The role of government-funded national collaborative initiatives in addressing these issues.
Webinar on Prioritising women’s health and careers in Covid recovery and beyond.
DATE: Thursday 14 October, 2021.
TIME: 6pm AEDT
LOCATION: Virtual – Click here to register.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZER
Hosted by the Monash University Centre for Health Research and Implementation (MCHRI) Director, and lead on these initiatives, Professor Helena Teede.
Keynote speakers: Parliamentary Friends of Health and Medical Research, Dr Katie Allen MP, Young Australian of the Year 2021 Isobel Marshall, and WHRTN Chair, Indigenous Women’s Health, Professor Aunty Kerrie Doyle.