The Road to International Women’s Day 2021: Women and the Pandemic

Date: Friday, March 5, 2021

Time: 17:00 - 19:00 (GMT+1)



The panel discussion on Women and the Pandemic will be the last of a series of events organized by the WVPU's WGEO (Working Group for Equal Opportunities) in occasion of the 2021 International Women's Day.


The discussion will be hosted by WVPU’s Dr. Julia Ruck and feature experts in their fields talking about the impact of the pandemic on women’s professional and personal lives. 


Our panelists will be:


Alyssa Schneebaum, Assistant Professor of Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business


Alyssa Schneebaum is deputy chair of the Institute for Heterodox Economics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. She is an economist whose research centers around the role of gender relations in the economy. She has a Ph.D. in Economics and a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Feminist Theory from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She has published extensively on questions around income, education, and wealth gaps by gender, migration background, and sexual orientation.



Nora Ruck, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Sigmund Freud Private University Vienna


Nora Ruck is Vice Dean of Research and Head of the PhD in Psychology at the Faculty of Psychology at the Sigmund Freud Private University Vienna. She holds a diploma and doctorate in psychology (University of Vienna) and has also studied at the Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen and conducted research at numerous research institutions in Austria and abroad (Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, York University Toronto, Humboldt University Berlin, International Research Centre for Cultural Studies Vienna, Institute for Human Sciences Vienna). She is currently Principal Investigator of the FWF funded research project “The Psychological is Political: A Recent History of Feminist Psychology in Vienna, 1972-2000”.


Antonia Wenzl, Team Leader at waff Careers and Further Education Advisory Centre


Antonia Wenzl has a background in gender studies, adult education and counseling. She hast been working in this area for over 15 years, since 2017 at the Vienna Employment Promotion Fund (waff).



Each day of the Road to International Women’s Day will feature an event presented by one of WVPU's academic departments, culminating in a Panel Discussion titled Women and the Pandemic on Friday, March 5th 2021.

Monday: Persistance of Gender Stereotypes at Work

Tuesday: Asylum and Refuge from a Gender Perspective

Wednesdy: Researching Gender in Media Communications

Thursday: Women and Mental Health


Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.


Friday, March 5 at 5:00pm

Virtual Event
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Global Campuses, Vienna


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