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Women in Economics Retreat 2017

Peppers Resort, Bowral, NSW 17-18 July

The Women in Economics Network, part of the Economic Society of Australia, will host the 2017 Women in Economics Retreat at Peppers Resort in Bowral, NSW. The retreat provides an opportunity for around 20 junior and mid career economists to develop their networks, receive mentoring and strengthen their leadership skills. Participants in the retreat will be drawn from academia, government and the private sector, providing great opportunities for networking and broader economic discussions.

Sessions will focus on developing the confidence to lead, career management and work/life balance. The retreat will provide an opportunity for attendees to discuss issues as a group as well as participate in small group mentoring sessions with senior women from the same sector. Participants will be asked to come to the retreat with a career objective or challenge that they can work through with their mentor.

The senior mentors participating are Lisa Cameron, Monash; Alexandra Heath, RBA; Jenny Wilkinson, Treasury; Denise Doiron, UNSW; Nicki Hutley, Urbis and Felicity Emmett, ANZ. The Retreat facilitator is Danielle Wood, Grattan Institute. A workshop on leadership and self-confidence will be facilitated by Jennifer Witheriff of GJR Consulting.  More information on the Leadership Team is below.

The Economic Society of Australia and retreat sponsors will pay for participants to attend the retreat. Participants will need to make their own travel arrangements to and from Bowral (Peppers is accessible by train from Sydney).

How to Apply

Applications for the Women in Economics retreat are now open. Applicants will be junior and mid career women looking to advance their career in the economics profession. Applicants should be members of the Women in Economics Network. Please see the membership section of the WEN site  for information on how to join.
Applications close 12 April 2017. Successful applicants will be notified early May 2017.





Lisa Cameron, Monash

Lisa Cameron is a Professor in the Department of Econometrics at Monash University.


Denise Doiron

Denise Doiron is currently Professor of Economics at The University of New South Wales.


Felicity Emmett

Felicity Emmett is the Senior Economist in the Australian Economics team at ANZ


Alexandra Heath, RBA

Alexandra Heath is currently the Head of Economic Analysis Department at the Reserve Bank of Australia.


Nicki Hutley, Urbis

Nicki Hutley is Director and Chief Economist at Urbis.


Jessica Irvine, SMH

Jessica Irvine is economics writer for The Sydney Morning Herald where she writes regular opinion columns, compiles the weekly Irvine Index and is a member of the paper's editorial writing team.


Jenny Wilkinson, Treasury

Jenny Wilkinson has recently been appointed to run a new Division in the Treasury, the Retirement Income Policy Division.


Danielle Wood, Grattan Institute

Danielle is a Fellow at the Grattan Institute.


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