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98. Why are we still not seeing more women in senior roles? with Carly Moulang and Alessandro Guio

September 13, 2021

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About our guests:

Carly Moulang is an Associate Professor in Accounting at Monash University with over 20 years of experience in Higher Education. She holds a Ph.D. in management accounting and a Graduate Diploma in Psychology from Monash University. She is a CPA Australia member and a Chartered Accountant (CA ANZ). Carly’s research agenda incorporates psychological research within the accounting and finance disciplines. Her multi-disciplinary research has included topics such as whistleblowing, creativity, performance management, environmental management accounting, wellbeing, and psychological capital, superannuation research, and decision-making. Carly’s research has been widely disseminated via television, documentaries, podcasts, radio interviews, and news articles. Her work broadly contributes towards achieving better retirement, performance, and mental health outcomes for women. You can connect to Carly via LinkedIn

Alessandro Ghio is an Assistant Professor in Accounting at Laval University (Quebec, Canada). He holds a Ph.D. in financial accounting from ESSEC Business School and a Ph.D. in management from the University of Pisa. His research interests focus on the sociology of professions, in particular about issues concerning women and queer people in the accounting profession. His work contributes to the understanding of how accounting phenomena emerge and evolve in a social context and the mechanisms affecting such processes. Alessandro has published in several leading academic journals and he co-authored three books. Alessandro received the prestigious 2019 Aspen Institute ‘Ideas Worth Teaching’ Award and the 2019 Vice-Chancellor’s Diversity and Inclusion Award. He is the co-instigator of the project “Queering Accounting” and he has led and/or taken key roles in competitive research-funded projects equating to over one million Australian dollars. Prior to joining Laval University, Alessandro has been a Lecturer at Monash University, a controller in a large telecommunication organization, a consultant for the Italian Ministry of Education on social mobility in education, and a visiting scholar at Indiana University (USA). You can connect with Alessandro via LinkedIn.

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Episode Timestamps:

  • 04:48 - Carly’s career
  • 06:11 - Alessandro’s career
  • 07:23 - Researching gender issues in the workplace
  • 10:44 - Research findings
  • 18:04 - Minorities in the workplace
  • 21:12 - Recommendations for employers
  • 30:42 - Recommendations for women and minorities
  • 48:23 - Final words from Carly and Alessandro

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Hello, I'm Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I'm also an executive coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach corporate, non-profit, and public professionals the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 


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