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The impact of the pandemic on older women

Augustine Zycher, Monday, 7th September 2020 -  COVID-19 has exacerbated issues that already left older women at a significant disadvantage compared to men, writes Augustine Zycher, who says it is time for Australia to value our

Why businesses need a cultural overhaul for gender equality in the workplace

Andrew Cairns, Thursday, 2nd April 2020 -  For too long, women have been blamed for inequality. It’s up to businesses to look within themselves and weed out systemic structural inequality, writes Andrew Cairns. You may think

How I built a career in gender and international development

Contributor, Monday, 3rd February 2020 -  Volunteering overseas kick-started Simone Condon’s career in both international development and gender. But what is the role of gender in international development? And how can

Gender inequality and social entrepreneurship

Cindy Mitchell, Wednesday, 19th June 2019 -  Cindy Reese Mitchell explores how the gender norms that hobble women’s full participation in business also apply to those who are passionate about social innovation. I’m old enough

Eight Strategies for Improving Gender Equality in the Workplace

Rachel McFadden, Friday, 14th July 2017 -  A number of Australian businesses leading the way in gender equality have been selected by the nation’s agency for workplace gender equality in the hope they will inspire other businesses

Scrutiny On Aussie ‘Zero Women’ Boards

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 15th July 2015 -  The Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI) has written to the chairs of more than 30 companies in the ASX200 with poor representation of women at board level, reminding…

Women Earn Less Even as Social Entrepreneurs

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 1st July 2015 -  Research into whether there is a gender pay gap among social entrepreneurs in the UK has found that women as social entrepreneurs earn 29 per cent less than their male colleagues, well…

The 30% Club To Promote Aussie Gender Balance

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 6th May 2015 -  An ambitious group which urges chairs and CEOs of listed companies to improve gender balance without the use of quotas has officially launched its Australian arm. The 30% Club –…

Attractive Women Better Fundraisers – Report

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 21st April 2015 -  You have a better chance of raising money for a worthy cause if you are an attractive woman, according to new research by two UK universities. The research, by University College London…

Government Trailing, ASX100 Leading on Board Diversity

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 25th March 2015 -  Governments, especially conservative leaning ones, are failing to match the progress of the ASX100 in addressing gender diversity, according to Directors of Women on Boards, in…

Gender Quota Warning for Top Corporations

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 11th March 2015 -  If Australian boards continue to underperform on the issue of gender diversity, the market will have no choice but to resort to Government to introduce quotas to force change,…

Aussie Employers Must Rethink ‘Diversity’ in 2015

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 14th January 2015 -  It’s time for Australian employers to plan their New Year diversity resolutions, according to the Diversity Council Australia (DCA) which warns that leadership ranks still…
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