International Women’s Day panel discussion: Inspire inclusion

Presented by ANU College of Business & Economics

Join us for an enlightening conversation on International Women’s Day, as we celebrate the achievements of women and explore pathways to inclusion.

Hear from our esteemed panellists, Associate Professor Alessandra Capezio (ANU Research School of Management), Dr Jenny Gordon (Lowy Institute) and Professor Katie Steele (ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences), and moderator Dr Dana Hanna (CBE), as they share their insights and experiences, offering valuable perspectives on fostering diversity and inclusivity.

Together, let's inspire inclusion and celebrate the achievements of
women worldwide!


About the presenters

Associate Professor Alessandra Capezio

Alessandra is an Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour in the ANU Research School of Management, Fellow of the Centre for Evidence Management, and the ANU Master of Business Administration Director. Alessandra is committed to questioning and 'breaking through' silos, fault-lines, entrenched ways of thinking, relating and doing, habits of mind, logics and orthodoxies that get in the way of effective organisational decision making. Her research has been published in a number of top-tier journals, including Journal of Management, Human Relations, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, and Journal of Career Assessment.

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Dr Jenny Gordon

Jenny is a non-resident Fellow at the Lowy Institute and an Honorary Professor at the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods. She is a member of the Australian International Agricultural Research Centre’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisory Panel, and on the Asian Development Bank Institute’s Advisory Committee. Until recently, Jenny was the Chief Economist at Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), joining in November 2019 to establish the Office of the Chief Economist, bringing together trade and investment economics with development economics. She joined DFAT from Nous Group, where she was the Chief Economist. Prior to that, Jenny spent 10 years with the Australian Productivity Commission as Principal Adviser (Research). She has a PhD in Economics from Harvard University and started her professional career at the Reserve Bank of Australia.

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Professor Katie Steele

Katie studied mathematics at the University of Queensland (BSc 1999). She later pursued a Master in Philosophy at the University of Queensland (2003), followed by a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Sydney (2007). Katie presently holds a four-year ANU Futures Scheme grant and is a co-investigator on the 'Ethics and Risk' Australian Research Council Discovery Project as well as a co-investigator on the 'Climate Change and Future Generations' grant based at the Institute for Futures Studies, Stockholm.

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Dr Dana Hanna

Dana holds a PhD in Economics from ANU and is a Senior Lecturer in the ANU Research School of Economics. She currently serves as the Associate Dean (Education) at CBE. With a focus on applied microeconomics, Dana’s research encompasses a wide range of topics, including gender literacy in education, education design, the costs and impacts of domestic violence, wage impacts of parental leave and family economics. Her expertise also extends to experimental design.

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Date and Times


The Ambush Gallery, Level 2,
Kambri Cultural Centre, ANU Building 153, Tangney Lane