Parenting and public life: panel discussion

Presented as part of 2023 ANU Alumni Week

Enjoy a candid and in-depth discussion about the unique challenges of balancing parenting responsibilities and the demands of a political or public service career, specifically for women. 
Bringing together a panel of politicians and public servants with personal experience on this issue, they will share their insights and experiences, to provide a valuable learning and networking opportunity.
The event also aims to create a conversation about the importance of family-work balance for women; its impact on society and the political sphere; and to highlight the barriers that women face in achieving equal representation in politics and leadership positions.  


  • Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP, Member for Fenner 
  • Elizabeth Lee MLA, Leader of Opposition ACT 
  • Sally Sitou MP, Member for Reid


Registration is free and essential for this event. To register, please click on the registration button to your right. You will be able to register for one or more 2023 ANU Alumni Week  events through the registration form. 
To help keep everyone safe, please ensure that you are familiar with and follow the advice from ACT Health regarding COVID-19 exposures and ACT Health advice on current restrictions.
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