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.


 LOCATION: Virtual – Click here to register.


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.




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