GCU Gender Budgeting expert heads to Liesel Beckmann Symposium

Glasgow Caledonian University’s Professor Ailsa McKay is presenting a keynote speech and workshops at the Liesel Beckmann Symposium 2010.

This year’s symposium is devoted to the theme “Gender in the Business Sciences” and is especially relevant in the light of current debates.  In cooperation with the Gender Center of the Technische Universität München, and within the framework of the Excellence Initiative of the Federal and State Governments, the Institute for Advanced Study has organised its fourth symposium on themes of gender and diversity.

The focus of this year’s lectures and workshops includes “leadership” in addition to “gender marketing” and “gender budgeting”, discussed by Prof Ailsa McKay.

Professor McKay is Professor of Economics in the Department of Economic Studies and International Business and Vice Dean of the Caledonian Business School at Glasgow Caledonian University. Her research interests include the economics of gender inequalities in modern welfare states. She is a founding member of the Scottish Women’s Budget Group and a member of the Scottish Governments Equality and Budgets Advisory Group.

For more information, www.gcu.ac.uk/cbs

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