Making Numbers Matter: Sustaining the Next Generation of Women Academic Leaders
On 22 and 23 November, over 20 senior administrators, faculty members, leaders in gender policy development and postgraduate students from APRU universities participated in the Asia-Pacific Women in Leadership (APWiL) 2016 Workshop hosted by the University of the Philippines (UP) in Cebu. This workshop was a continuation of the previous discussions at the Policy Round Table on Gender Equity held at The University of Hong Kong (HKU) in April 2016.
|Prof Odine de Guzman, Director of UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies and Chairperson of the Workshop Organising Committee introduced participants to the two-day workshop.||On behalf of President Alfredo Pascual, Prof Joselito G. Florendo, Vice President for Planning and Finance of the UP System extended a warm welcome to all participants.|
In her keynote speech entitled “Gender Equity in US Higher Education”, Prof Cindy Fan, Vice Provost for International Studies and Global Engagement of UCLA, highlighted the issue of glass ceiling in academia where intangible systemic barriers prevent women from acquiring senior level positions. She also spoke about the pay gap between men and women holding the same faculty rank. To address the problem of a leaky pipeline where few women could rise to senior leadership positions, Prof Fan called for global commitment and the networking of like-minded individuals to effect societal changes.
Prof Cindy Fan, UCLA, delivered her keynote speech on gender equity in US higher education.