Women at work: Australia and the United States

When

6.00pm–7.30pm

5 October 2016

Where

Macquarie Building, Sydney

Type

Public forum

Hillary Clinton referred to her nomination for president as the “biggest crack in the glass ceiling" of the United States. But the average American woman in work still faces significant challenges in regards to pay, statutory protections, affordable childcare, and representation in corporate leadership.

At a time when the debate over whether and to what extent the US government should regulate work-family policy has never been more hotly contested, our new report compares the US experience with that of Australia for an in-depth insight into the working lives of women in both countries.

At the launch of the US Studies Centre's report Women at Work: Australia and the United States, author Dr Rae Cooper was joined by Sky News Presenter and former Premier of NSW Kristina Keneally to discuss the findings.

Women at Work: Australia and the United States

Featuring

  • The Honourable Kristina Keneally
    The Honourable Kristina Keneally
    Former Premier of New South Wales

    The Honourable Kristina Keneally was the 42nd Premier of New South Wales (2009-2011) and the first woman to hold this office. She was a Member of the Parliament of New South Wales from 2003 to 2012. She is the host of To the Point on Sky News, a columnist for The Guardian Australia and the Director of Gender Inclusion at the Macquarie Graduate School of Management. She serves as patron of the Stillbirth Foundation Australia, chairman of South Cares, and a council member of Opportunity International Australia.

  • Associate Professor Rae Cooper
    Associate Professor Rae Cooper
    Associate Professor in Work and Organisational Studies, University of Sydney Business School

    Dr Rae (Rachel) Cooper was co-author of USSC's report Women at work: Australia and the United States. She is Associate Professor in Work and Organisational Studies at the University of Sydney Business School. Cooper is Associate Dean (Undergraduate Business) where she oversees her school’s undergraduate programs.

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