The 10th Annual South Australian Women’s and Gender Studies Public Lecture is an annual event that draws together academics, community organisations and community members. Each year a leading researcher speaks on an issue that is timely and of interest beyond the academy.

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This year the Working Women’s Centre is proud to co-host Professor Kathleen Riach presenting – The Financial Future of Older Women in Australia: Beyond Poverty, Pity and Parity.

We know that older women will enter into retirement with 40% less superannuation than men. But how does this happen, and why will it continue to happen?

Professor Kathleen Riach will move beyond the well-known statistical accounts of gender and ageing to explore the complex cultural, structural and political reasons why women continue to become unequal and forgotten members of our society as they grow older.

Limited spots available. RSVP essential.

About Professor Kathleen Riach

Professor Kathleen Riach is Professor of Management at Monash Business School, Monash University Australia, and Adam Smith Business School, Glasgow University, UK. Her research focuses on the experience of growing up and older in and around the labour market, particularly for women. As well as publishing in leading academic journals, her work has been presented in National and International arenas, including the United Nations and UK government.

She was recently awarded a Mercator Fellowship and this year has launched MIPO (Menopause Information Pack for Organisations), a free, open access suite of resources to help manager’s introduce and embed best practice menopause support in the workplace.

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This event is hosted by the Inequality Theme and Women’s and Gender Studies, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Flinders University; the Discipline of Sociology, Criminology and Gender Studies and the Fay Gale Centre for Research on Gender at the University of Adelaide; the Research Centre for Gender Studies at the University of South Australia; and special co-hosts, the Working Women’s Centre (SA).