Climbing the Ladder

  • Carmel Diezmann
  • Susan Grieshaber


The previous chapter provided an overview of the status quo of women in the professoriate, confirming that internationally, the proportion of women in the professoriate is considerably lower than the proportion of men. Taking this underrepresentation of women as an end point, we explore women’s journeys towards the professoriate from their commencement in an academic position. We purposefully use the phrase “towards the professoriate” rather than to the professoriate because proportionally fewer women compared to men reach this peak career benchmark.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carmel Diezmann
    • 1
  • Susan Grieshaber
    • 2
  1. 1.Queensland University of TechnologyKelvin GroveAustralia
  2. 2.La Trobe UniversityBundooraAustralia

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