GGEC19: Gender Economics Conference 2019

Our second conference, the GGEC19 combines both Industry and Academic perspectives on #GenderEconomics with a  focus on Resilience and Sustainability.

Gender Economics forces us to view existing thinking on economic policy by examining it in conjunction with contemporary society, gender and culture.

Date: 23–24 October 2019
Time: 8:00 AM-04:30 PM
Venue: Storey Hall, RMIT City campus (Building 16) 336–348 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Register: Eventbrite

Over two days of powerful talks, The Centre for Gender Economics in conjunction with RMIT University present the GGEC19 conference in Melbourne,  October 2019.  Our  theme is sustainabilit, and quadruple bottom line reporting (economic, environment, social and gender) and will include both an Academic and Industry stream with exciting speakers selected to challenge your thinking around gender, economics and social environments.  

We will explore  Gender Economics through the areas of Policy, Economics, Environment, and Innovation and Health with each component of the conference having relevance to economics and gender.  Gender Economics is NOT just about women but about how we exploit gender for profit or some sort of economic gain. Gender Economics can also be helpful when looking at innovation and how gendered thinking impacts innovation in relation to current business models.

The GGEC19 will  include  inspirational industry and academic  speakers from across the globe to bring Gender Economics to life.  Selected academic papers will be published in two journals, "Contemporary issues in Business and Government " and "International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development".

Speakers include:

  • Susanne Moore, CEO Ambidio Consulting
  • Lin Surch, Founder and Chief Executive Beyond Gender
  • Melissa Griffiths, Transgender Speaker
  • Ian Sharpe, Gender Equality Advocate and co MC GGEC19
  • Jacqueline Winstanley, Founder and CEO Universal Inclusion
  • Amelia Foxton – Media Personality and Entertainment Industry
  • Mark Latchford, Associate Director NFP Pride in Diversity
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