Minister slates slow progress on higher education gender equality

Ireland“A lack of leadership is limiting the number of women in senior positions at third-level colleges, Higher Education Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor has warned. Universities and other colleges have taken positive steps towards gender equality, but women continue to be under-represented in key roles, according to a new report by Higher Education Authority (HEA) …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 3 August]

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One Response to “Minister slates slow progress on higher education gender equality”

  1. Prof Pat O'Connor Says:

    The Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor says that strong commitment and leadership is required from University Presidents to deal with the glacial pace of change in the proportion of women in senior positions in universities. If the Minister really cared about this she would implement the recommendation of the HEA National Review of Gender Equality in Irish Higher Education Institutions; particularly the recommendation that a demonstrable experience of leadership in advancing gender equality will be key requirement for the appointment of Presidents and all line managers in universities.
    This recommendation has been on her desk for two years.
    Talk is cheap. Action is required

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