I am a 1st year Master of Philosophy student at the School of Accountancy, QUT Business School. My research focuses on creating gender balance in CEO positions in the non-profit sector. I aim to discover strategies that help achieve a balanced number of men and women heading non-profit organisations across the globe. I was fortunate to have been awarded the Centre for Future Enterprise Scholarship to pursue my research degree and contribute to achieving gender equality in organisations.
(2020 - Acrylic on Canvas)
The painting ‘Career Gender Inequalities’ represents the career of women compared to the career of men. While the career of men is displayed as an even set of stairs, indicating a relatively easy progression without many barriers or hurdles in place, the career of women is portrayed as an uneven set of stairs with cracks along the way to the top. These represent the many obstacles and barriers women have to overcome to be promoted to the next level. The uneven steps show that it takes women longer to achieve a promotion and that the way to the top is harder. Despite many advances that have been achieved by past generations of women fighting for gender equality in the workplace, there are still several differences between the careers of men and women. This painting highlights the career inequalities and thereby challenges the viewer to think about the differences that are still present, resulting in fewer women than men leading organisations.