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Alice in UWAland:
Fairytales on leadership
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“It was much pleasanter at home”,
Alice thought, “when one wasn’t always
growing larger and smaller, and being
ordered about by mice and rabbits.
I almost wish I hadn’t gone down the
rabbit hole - and yet …. and yet.”
“Begin at the beginning”, the King said
very gravely, “and go on till you get to
the end, then stop.”
“My dear, here we must run as fast
as we can, just to stay in place.
And if you wish to go anywhere,
you must run twice as fast as that.”
“I've been shrunk, stretched,
scratched and stuffed into a
The Non Linear Academic Career
•Offer a dedicated funding scheme for “Non-linear career”
researchers” who are looking to pick up their research later
in their lives
•Implement an integrated HR process to communicate with
employees on parental leave
•Use successful researchers with non-linear careers as
mentors and champions around UWAland
“What use is a book?...”
“…without pictures or conversation?”
“If I had a world of my own, everything
would be nonsense.
Nothing would be what it is because
everything would be what it isn't.
And contrary-wise; what it is it wouldn't
be, and what it wouldn't be, it would.
Q. “Would you tell me please which
way I ought to go from here?
A. That depends a good deal on where
you want to get to…”
It’s not the glass ceiling,
but the sum of many obstacles
along the way.
Eagly & Carli ‘Women and the labyrinth of leadership’ Harvard Business Review,
September 2007, p62
Career progress relative to
opportunity: how many papers is a
Klocker & Drozdzewski, 2012
An LDW snapshot:
•Relocated for partner’s career
•Working part time
•Caring for elderly family members
•Studying part time in 40’s
•Pregnant whilst on contract
•4 month old baby and no-one else can teach my class
•Doing a full time job in 4 days
•Can’t relocate for my career because my partner’s
career is here