Featuring the IGI Global Publication Critical Reflections and Politics on Advancing Women in the Academy

Free Online Webinar-Impacts of Women in the Academy: Confronting Gender Equality, Diversity, and Leadership

By IGI Global on May 13, 2020

Due to IGI Global's commitment to publishing and disseminating the latest peer-reviewed research, the academic publisher is hosting a free webinar in coordination with Laurentian University and York University (recently named one of the top universitiesfor tackling gender equality), Canada, on:

Impacts of Women in the Academy: Confronting Gender Equality, Diversity, and Leadership

When: Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 10 a.m. EST I Hosted by: IGI Global

Description: According to UNESCO, in the education sector, two-thirds of the 774 million illiterate people in the world are female, indicating a continuous disparity in access to education for girls and women. Furthermore, women within the academy (i.e. professors, researchers, and academicians) continue to face issues such as program cuts, lack of professional development and leadership opportunities, the pay gap, and reduced funding for research within the humanities, which includes valuable resources on gender and diversity. These ongoing issues are only becoming more exacerbated during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Based on these factors, many are questioning what the future of women empowerment, gender and diversity, and equality will look like and how actions in the “now” will affect the advancement of women for generations to come.

Understanding the importance of continuing conversations around these topics, IGI Global is hosting a webinar, in coordination with Laurentian University and York University (recently named one of the top universities for tackling gender equality), Canada, featuring the editors and contributing authors of the recently released title, Critical Reflections and Politics on Advancing Women in the Academy.

During this webinar, leading international researchers will discuss how gender plays into issues within higher education and outline empowerment strategies to increase inclusivity and diversity. Additionally, the lead editors, Dr. Taima Moeke-Pickering, Dr. Sheila Cote-Meek, and Dr. Ann Pegoraro, and featured contributing authors will reflect on the timeliness of their recent research found within their publication and they will emphasize the importance of women in leadership given the current pandemic.

Topics Covered Will Include:

  • Academia
  • Administrative Advancement
  • Diversity
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Intersectionality
  • Leadership and Management Science
  • LGBTQ+
  • Mentorship
  • Women Empowerment
  • Women in Higher Education
  • STEM Education
  • Sexism

Register for this webinar now as seating is limited.

About the Speakers

Professor Taima Moeke-Pickering (Ph.D Psychology, Waikato University) is a Maori of the Ngati Pukeko and Tuhoe tribes. She is a full professor in the School of Indigenous Relations at Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario where she teaches courses on Indigenous research methodologies, international Indigenous issues, and United Nations and Indigenous social work. Her Ph.D used a decolonizing methodology to evaluate Indigenous-based programs. Dr. Moeke-Pickering is an author of numerous articles dedicated to promoting Decolonization strategies, social change and Indigenous wellbeing. She has extensive experience working with international Indigenous communities, women empowerment, evaluative research, big data analysis, and photovoice methodologies. She is an active twitter user @tmoekepickering.

Professor Sheila Cote-Meek (Anishnaabe-Kwe; Ph.D., University of Toronto) is the Vice-President, Equity, People and Culture at York University. She has worked in higher education for 30 years and has extensive experience leading Indigenous initiatives as well as senior academic faculty relations experience. She has led several successful strategic initiatives which are aimed at creating more equitable and inclusive environments for Indigenous peoples.

Professor Ann Pegoraro is a full Professor in the School of Human Kinetics in the Faculty of Health at Laurentian University and an Adjunct Professor in Communication Studies at Huntington University. A holder of B.A., MBA, and PhD degrees, Ann is also the Director of the Institute for Sport Marketing, a research center at Laurentian. Dr. Pegoraro’s PhD studies were in Higher Education Leadership and Administration and her PhD dissertation was published as a book in this field. She is an active researcher, who has presented at international conferences and published in refereed management journals in the areas of digital media, marketing, communications, and sport management. Her research primarily focuses on communication and marketing with a focus on the digital world.

About Critical Reflections and Politics on Advancing Women in the Academy


Critical Reflections and Politics on Advancing Women in the Academy, edited by Profs. Taima Moeke-Pickering from Laurentian University, Canada, Sheila Cote-Meek, from York University, Canada, and Ann Pegoraro, from Laurentian University, Canada, is a critical scholarly publication that seeks to make the Academy responsive and inclusive for women advancement and sustainable empowerment strategies by broadening the understanding of why women in the Academy are overlooked in leadership positions, why there is a pay parity deficit, and what is being done to change the situation. Featuring a wide range of topics such as mentorship, curriculum design, and equality, this book is ideal for policymakers, academicians, deans, provosts, chancellors, administrators, researchers, and students.

This publication is currently available in electronic (EISBN: 9781799836209) and print (ISBN: 9781799836186) format through IGI Global’s Online Bookstore. To support customers in easily and affordably obtaining titles in electronic format during the COVID-19 pandemic, IGI Global is now offering an automatic 50% discount* on the electronic format of this publication as well as ALL e-books and e-journals ordered directly through IGI Global’s Online Bookstore. Additionally, enjoy a 20% discount on all other products and formats. This publication is also available across preferred providers such as GOBI Library Solutions, EBSCOHost, Oasis, and Ebook Central (Note: The automatic 50% discount is only available through IGI Global’s Online Bookstore), as well as IGI Global’s InfoSci-Books (5,900+ e-books) database.

Purchase or recommend this title to your library to access this critical research, and for more information on this title, inquiries regarding interviews with the speakers, or purchasing questions, contact:

IGI Global Contact
Caroline Campbell
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(717) 533-8845, ext. 144

About IGI Global:  Founded in 1988, IGI Global, an international academic publisher, is committed to producing the highest quality research (as an active full member of the Committee on Publication Ethics “COPE”) and ensuring the timely dissemination of innovative research findings through an expeditious and technologically advanced publishing processes. Through their commitment to supporting the research community ahead of profitability, and taking a chance on virtually untapped topic coverage, IGI Global has been able to collaborate with over 100,000+ researchers from some of the most prominent research institutions around the world to publish the most emerging, peer-reviewed research across 350+ topics in 11 subject areas including business, computer science, education, engineering, social sciences, and more. To learn more about IGI Global, click here.

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