Panel: The Problem with Women in Power

by Nareen Young

I was one of four panellists at Future Women’s inaugural event in Sydney last Thursday night on ‘The Problem with Women in Power’.

Future Women is a new organisation that has been established to promote gender equality. It was really nice to be asked to be a panellist as part of such a prestigious group and clearly punters wanted to hear the panellists as it was completely packed out!

It’s important that our views are heard in mainstream spaces and this was a great group of interested women (and a few men). The discussion, lead by Jamila Rivzi, centred on issues for women who hold positions of power and I was able to draw on my experience over the years as CEO of two organisations. There was a really interesting discussion about gender equality vs gender equity and I was able to bring my intersectional perspective to that.

Here is the facebook link to the highlights from the night: