March 7, 2019

Women in politics: Access, impact and outcomes


Many women are elected to public office in Canada and around the world, but they nevertheless continue to face entrenched gender barriers that limit their access to political power. In this webinar, UCalgary scholars examine the effects women have on legislative agendas and political landscapes, the obstacles they encounter, and what needs to change to achieve gender equality in politics.


Dr. Susan Franceschet, PhD, is a professor of political science in UCalgary's Faculty of Arts. Her research focuses on women’s political representation in legislatures and cabinets, gender quotas around the world, and gender and public policy.

Dr. Brenda O’Neill, PhD, is an associate professor of political science in UCalgary’s Faculty of Arts and English language co-editor of The Canadian Journal of Political Science. Her current research interests include the Canadian feminist movement, gender and political party leadership in Canada, and the changing nature of political and civic engagement.

Moderator: Lisa Skierka, BA '98, Political Science, is Chair of Equal Voice Alberta South, an organization dedicated to electing more women to all levels of political office in Canada.

Recorded on March 7, 2019