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Wed, 04 Nov


Microsoft Teams

Webinar 2: Staying Sane Whilst Managing Home-Work Challenges

With ARC Laureate Fellows Professor Sharon Parker, Professor Lisa Kewley and Professor Jolanda Jetten.

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Webinar 2: Staying Sane Whilst Managing Home-Work Challenges
Webinar 2: Staying Sane Whilst Managing Home-Work Challenges

Time & Location

04 Nov 2020, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm AWST

Microsoft Teams


About the event

Women in Research “Small Wins” Webinar Series

Webinar 2: Staying Sane Whilst Managing Home-Work Challenges

Join three female Australian Research Council Laureate Fellows to reflect on maintaining your productivity — and sanity — while juggling work and home demands during the pandemic.

There is evidence that women's research performance is being disproportionately negatively affected during COVID compared to men's. In part, this disturbing situation reflects the disparity in responsibilities for care and domestic duties for men and women that has long existed, but which appears to have been accentuated during COVID.

How do we, as women researchers, effectively manage the home-work interface? Beyond becoming superwomen, is there anything that we can do? What should our organisations be doing? How do we support other women?

In the second webinar of our "Small Wins" series, Professor Parker will provide research evidence, tips on managing home-work challenges and related questions. She will be joined by two female ARC Laureate Fellows: Professor Lisa Kewley, Director of ARC Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics in 3-D from Australian National University and Professor Jolanda Jetten from University of Queensland, who will each share their suggestions on navigating academic life and home life.

Participants will have the opportunity to virtually share tips with each other, and ask the guests questions.

Eligibility: Open to all women academics who engage in research as part of their role, Level A to Level E, across all disciplines and Universities/Research institutions.

Cost: Free but registration is essential to access the webinar.

Platform: Microsoft Teams (please note that attendees will need to have Microsoft Teams downloaded to access the event)

An event link will be emailed to each registered participant closer to the date. A recording of the webinar will be available on Managing Home-Work Challenges webpage on the Women in Research website.

We encourage all who register to:

  • If you have not already, complete the “Managing your work well-being” survey. On completion, you will receive an automatically-generated personalised report on insights into your approach towards your work and life in general (which is completely confidential to you). Professor Parker will report back on global findings for the group as a whole in the seminar. The data from these surveys will also be used to gain research insights into women researchers. Participation is voluntary and confidential.
  • Join our online community on Facebook which is a member-only space for sharing ideas, articles, resources and information about programs supporting female researchers. We encourage you to set a goal for a “small change” to help your home-work life between this and the next seminar, and to share your goal with the group.
  • Check out the relevant web page Managing Home-Work Challenges on the Women in Research website. Enjoy the videos from ARC Laureates at the bottom!

What our participants say:

"Thanks so much for the inspiring seminar, it was lovely to see and hear you today. Warm regards from Canberra." "Thanks Sharon, Christine and Lorraine - very interesting and helpful." "I just watched the video and it was really great, thank you!"

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