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Women in Economics Virtual Retreat 2021 - ONLINE ONLY


From: Monday November 15, 2021, 3:00 pm

To: Friday November 19, 2021, 5:00 pm

The Women in Economics Network, part of the Economic Society of Australia, is hosting the 2021 Women in Economics Retreat as a series of virtual webinars from 15-19 November 2021.

The ‘Virtual Retreat’ provides an opportunity for around 30-40 junior and mid career women economists to develop their networks, receive mentoring and strengthen their leadership and career decision making. Participants will be drawn from academia, government and the private sector.

The 2021 Virtual Retreat will be held over 5 sessions, from 3:00-5pm AEDT daily in the week of 15-19 November 2021. Zoom will be used for the sessions.

This year’s Retreat will focus on dealing with career challenges against the backdrop of the COVID pandemic. Participants can expect to discuss and receive advice on: 

  • Building and maintaining career momentum
  • Developing networks
  • Making career decisions under uncertainty
  • Resilience and confidence.

The Virtual Retreat will involve group discussions, small group mentoring sessions with senior women economists and external speakers. The program is outlined below.

Participants are asked to come to the Virtual Retreat with a career objective or challenge that they can work through during the mentoring session. Opportunities will also be provided for networking over the course of the Virtual Retreat. 

The external presenters and Retreat facilitators are listed on our website and the mentors are shown below. 

Details on how to apply are below.


Monday, 15 November 2021, 3:00-5:00 pm AEDT:  Welcome and introductions, and a panel Q and A session with the Retreat mentors.

Tuesday, 16 November 2021, 3:00-5:00 pm AEDT:  Small group mentoring session: Career and leadership.

Wednesday, 17 November 2021, 3:00-5:00 pm AEDT:  External speaker:  Nicky Baker on Adaptive Leadership – How a ‘Balcony’, a ’Lens’ and a ‘Cooking Pot’ help us mobilise change in ourselves and the systems around us

Thursday, 18 November 2021, 3:00-5:00 pm AEDT:  Small group mentoring session:  Participants’ career objective or challenges.

Friday, 19 November 2021, 3:00-5:00 pm AEDT:  External Speaker: Gagan Mudhar, Inkling.


Professor Louisa Coglan, QUT

Katrina Di Marco, First Assistant Secretary, Treasury

Kate Glazebrook, Chair and Co-founder, Applied

Michelle Lewis, Senior Manager, RBA

Patricia Pascuzzo, Founder and Executive Director of the Committee for Sustainable Retirement Incomes 

Professor Anu Rammohan, UWA

Learn more about our Mentors

External Speakers

Nicky Baker, Senior Program Manager – Leadership, Health Education & Training Institute

Gagan Mudhar, Registered Psychologist, Senior Manager, Inkling


Catie Bradbear, Inquiry Manager, Productivity Commission

Natalie Baker, Senior Research Economist, Productivity Commission

How to Apply

Applications for the 2021 Women in Economics Virtual Retreat are now closed.




Bookings are now closed

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