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Celebrating UWC’s Women in Academia and Leadership

Balancing Act: Healthy Work-Life Habits Redefined

The University of the Western Cape’s (UWC’s) Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Academic, Professor Vivienne Lawack, released the third edition of the UWC digimag focusing on excellent women in academia and in leadership. This initiative is part of our Reward and Recognition approach at UWC.

“Research found that during the pandemic, women in academia in the US reported an increased workload but a decrease in productivity. Their personal well-being suffered and many, despite having partners, took on the bulk of childcare and family responsibilities,” said Prof Lawack.

“In this edition, we asked women from the University of the Western Cape to discuss their work and the challenges they face during this pandemic. By sharing their stories we hope to, at the very least, offer some encouragement and constructive advice on how to navigate this difficult road.”

Sixteen of UWC’s women leaders and academics contributed to the digimag. Read more about these inspirational women – their relatable struggles and useful strategies for achieving a healthy work-life balance in the time of Covid: