10th Biennial Gender, Work & Organization Conference

  • Kosmala, K. (Speaker)
  • Dr Nina Baker (Speaker)
  • Jane Parker (Chair)
  • Jo Bensemann (Member of programme committee)
  • Nazim Taskin (Member of programme committee)
  • Jane Halteh (Member of programme committee)
  • Noelle Donnelly (Member of programme committee)

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference


Conference paper
'Is ‘Personal Agency’ Enough to Make the Break Through? A Case Study of a Successful Pioneering Woman in Engineering’
Working Women’s Progression and Experiences in Context

The paper revises the concepts of identity and power through a historical account of the entrepreneurial agency of a pioneering woman in the engineering field, Dorothee Pullinger. Her leadership role, management expertise and professionalism are examined, in the contextual conditions of occupational practice, and the potential for agency to be transformative for an Ewardian woman to become a pioneering engineer, entrepreneur and personnel management expert.
Period15 Jun 2018
Event typeConference
LocationSydney , AustraliaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • women in history
  • gender
  • work
  • occupation
  • identity
  • agency
  • industrial history
  • belonging
  • Career development
  • leadership
  • enterprising