Thinking about studying economics?

Hear from some real-world economists sharing their career experiences and motivation for studying economics


What is economics all about?

What is economics about? And where can it take you?

WEN has created a booklet to help you find out. 


Career Journeys of Australian Economists

What does an economist actually do? What are the career opportunities for somebody who studies economics?

Launched on International Women's Day 2021, "Career Journeys of Australian Economists" brings you the stories of 37 economists from around Australia.


For more inspiration

For more information about the usefulness of studying economics and examples of the pathways that economics can open up for you, we’ve gathered this collection of economists talking about their work and sharing their career experiences.


Are you looking for an economist to speak at career event?

WEN is passionate about inspiring and informing the next generation students about the career opportunities that are available in economics. If you’re a teacher or a career guidance officer planning a career event at your school, we would be delighted to arrange for our economists to speak to your students.

WEN also hosts several student-tailored events throughout our events calendar. Please reach out to WEN Committee in your state or territory to find out what events they have planned.


Further questions?

For further advice about studying economics and information about career pathways, members of WEN would be more than happy to share their experiences with you. Please contact


Women in Economics Student Societies

If you are part of a women in economics student group at university, please let us know so we can add your group to our list.


Permission to use resources

WEN encourages schools, universities, teachers and career guidance officers to make use our career resources to help inform and inspire students.

WEN gives permission for our resources - including the WEN video and career booklet - to be used for educational and career advice purposes, with the acknowledgement that these materials have been produced by the Women in Economics Network.