Patrice Braun

Professor, Research & Innovation, Federation University Australia

Patrice Braun is an Action Researcher with a PhD in regional network development underpinned by ICT and a Masters by Research on the use of the internet for community informatics. She is Principal Consultant at Patrice Braun & Associates and also holds an Adjunct Professorship in Research & Innovation at Federation University Australia. Her global research and consultancy work in economic inclusion and ICT-enabled development focuses on gender, entrepreneurship and the weaving of technology with sustainable economic, social, environmental, and governance practices. Patrice consults with government, organisations, non-profits and industry on gender and SME policy, inclusive standards and collaborative forms of capacity building. A seasoned speaker and contributor to ICT, trade and economic development forums, Patrice was the Australian focal point for a 5-year APEC research and capacity development program to enhance women’s participation in the digital economy. Prof Braun’s publications include gender-responsive ecosystems and trade practices, knowledge economy skilling, and female entrepreneurship as a path for economic empowerment and social change.

Opinion

29 October 2018
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum’s recent experience in incorporating gender considerations into its operations provides insight into how multilateral organisations can concretely move the gender and trade agenda forward. The APEC Gender Inclusion Guidelines indicate how gender-...