Accounting: The long and winding road to professorship

Dr Meredith Tharapos, RMIT University

'The Long and Winding Road to Professorship: Accounting and Finance Women in Action'
Wednesday 29 September, 10am - 11.15am (BST)
Zoom online seminar

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While there has been widespread debate about gender equality for women, many organisations are struggling to ensure women are represented fairly in top management. In accounting and finance academe, prior studies find there to be an over-representation of women in the lower ranks and an under-representation of women professors at Australian universities. The purpose of this study is to examine the career experiences of women accounting and finance professors and their perceptions of supporting and inhibiting influences on obtaining a professorship.


Meredith is the Deputy Head of the Accounting Department at RMIT University. Meredith’s research is broadly concerned with behavioural issues within the field of accounting, and includes educational, cultural and accountability aspects. Meredith’s student-centred teaching approach, underpinned by her research surrounding cultural intelligence, is based around the generation of a supportive and inclusive learning environment. She is passionate about creating transformative and authentic educational experiences for her students and has had the honour of receiving a number of teaching excellence awards.

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First published: 1 September 2021