BCEC and WEN host first Australian Gender Economics Workshop

ContactsRebecca Cassells, Principal Research Fellow
Astghik Mavisakalyan, Senior Research Fellow
Joanne Peckitt, Communication and Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator
Published14 February 2018

BCEC together with the Economic Society of Australia’s Women in Economics Network (WEN) were excited to host the first Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW) in Fremantle on Thursday 8 and Friday 9 February.

The workshop provided researchers with a forum for presenting and discussing innovative research incorporating gender analysis in all areas of economics. Keynote presentations were delivered by Professor Alison Booth (Australian National University) and Associate Professor Betsey Stevenson (University of Michigan).

To view the presentations from the Australian Gender Economics Workshop, download the AGEW 2018 Program.

The workshop was kindly sponsored by the Australian Government Office for Women, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Australian Government Department of Jobs and Small Business.





The workshop culminated with a Policy Symposium on Friday afternoon, which brought together senior influencers from government, research, industry and not-for-profit communities. The symposium drew research insights from the workshop together in ways that will actively shape policies to enhance the status of women across the full spectrum of economic and social outcomes.

CEOs for Gender Equity’s Tania Cecconi chaired the event, with panellists the Hon. Simone McGurk MLA, WA Minister for Women’s Interests; Child Protection; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services, Diane Smith-Gander, Non-executive Director at Wesfarmers, Conrad Liveris, Corporate Adviser on Workplaces and Risk, Associate Professor Betsey Stevenson from the University of Michigan and Associate Professor Rebecca Cassells from BCEC.

Associate Professor Rebecca Cassells, Conrad Liveris, Diane Smith-Gander, Associate Professor Betsey Stevenson, Hon. Simone McGurk MLA and Tania Cecconi