The Queen’s Economic Affairs Society is thrilled to announce Queen’s Women in Economics, an annual conference highlighting the accomplishments of women in economics and related fields.
Despite the fact that there are many positives to a professional career in economics, very few women choose to progress in field post-undergrad. The global decline of women in economics is not exogenous, but is influenced by systematic problems such as the gender wage gap, workplace violence, harassment, discrimination, and a striking lack of representation encouraging self-selection out of the field.
Queen’s Women in Economics(QWE) will be a one day conference featuring a series of accomplished speakers, panel discussions, catered networking sessions, and an interactive case study. QWE aims to provide delegates with a unique opportunity to learn more about the variety of engaging career opportunities the field of economics has to offer by providing delegates a platform to interact with a diverse group of highly accomplished women to facilitate an open-minded discussion about the challenges women in the field of economics face from undergrad onwards.