Gender and promotion in Academia

Patricia Todd (Senior Lecturer, Department of Organisational and Labour Studies, University of Western Australia)
Delys Bird (Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Women’s Studies, University of Western Australia)

Equal Opportunities International

ISSN: 0261-0159

Publication date: 1 December 2000


Studies and analyses changes to the promotion policies and practices at the University of Western Australia (UWA) and identifies outcomes by gender. Suggests that there are quite a few factors to be addressed before gender equity in academia at UWA is obtained. Discusses, in depth, how to try to deal with lack of networks, socialization, the dual‐role burden, masculine organizational culture and gendered power imbalance in the workplace. States that, although great inroads have been made at UWA, statistics show that there are still very fundamental barriers to be addressed to aid further improvement for women academics.



Todd, P. and Bird, D. (2000), "Gender and promotion in Academia", Equal Opportunities International, Vol. 19 No. 8, pp. 1-16.

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