Juggling career and motherhood remains stressful, despite years of policies designed to improve the lives of women.

What would it take, then, to develop policies that support both social care needs and gender equality in the workforce?

That's the topic of a free public lecture to be delivered by Professor Ann Orloff at UNSW this week.

Ann Orloff is Professor of Sociology, Gender Studies and Political Science at the Northwestern University in the United States, and chair of the International Sociological Association's Research Committee 19 on Poverty, Social Welfare, and Social Policy.

Professor Orloff is currently writing a book, Farewell to Maternalism? State policies, Feminist Politics, and Mothers' Employment.

The event is hosted by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences as part of its So, what? public lecture series.

What: Can we support care and gender equality? Free public lecture When: 6.30-7.30pm, Thursday 16 July 2009Where: Tyree Room, John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW Kensington campusRSVP: so.what@unsw.edu.au (numbers are limited)

For more information: Kate Clark, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences | 02 9385 2291 Media contact: Denise Knight, UNSW Media Office | 02 9385 8920 | 0405 207 685