IAU-EWORA Joint Webinar, 5 March 2024

IAU-EWORA: Tackling the Leaky Pipeline in Academic Leadership
14:00 CET, 5 March 2024


In honor of International Women’s Day 2024, the IAU and EWORA organized a webinar to discuss the challenges that remain for gender equality in academic institutions, including invisible barriers and the notorious ’glass ceiling’ that prevents women from progressing to senior positions. University leaders have the responsibility to put in place policies that actively encourage and support staff in their career paths and professional development.  University leaders and experts in the field from IAU and EWORA Member universities presented examples of good practice and institutional and organisational perspectives.






Moderator: Hilligje van’t Land, Secretary General, IAU


Welcome by EWORA President Kerstin Tham, Malmö University, Sweden
Welcome by IAU Vice-President, Inga Žalėnienė, Rector, Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania
Presentation by EWORA: Hulya Caglayan, General Secretary, EWORA


Moderated panel discussion:
Marisa Richmond, Professor of history and women’s and gender studies, Middle Tennessee State University, USA
Patricia Ruiz Bravo López, Director of UNESCO Chair on Gender Equality in Higher Education Institutions, PUCP Peru
Louise Morley, Emeritus Professor, School of Education and Social Work, Professional Services, University of Sussex
Maria Lantz, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Culture and Society, Malmö University 

Q & A (20 min)