Interesting article published in the The Conversation. Study says it is not just family responsibilities that holds women’s career back, sexism towards women in management roles is also a barrier.
Security4Women , Women and Work Reserach Group and the University of Sydney Business school are hosting an event to mark Equal Pay Day on September 4 in Sydney. Equal Pay Day marks how many extra days the average women needs to work in a order to earn the same amount as the average man in a financial year. eS4W SAVE THE DATE – EPD – 4 SEPTEMBER 2013v2
Our very own Dr Veronica Sheen has presented a paper at the International labour Office (ILO) on regulating for decent work. Amogst other things the paper addresses the Australian experience of Women accessing and maintaining decent work.
The Australian Centre for Leadership for Women (ACLW) commenced in 2000. This virtual Centre holds a strong position in the landscape of women and leadership in Australia and internationally. Its distinctive identity has emerged from focusing on the mindsets and achievements of female and male.
Unfortunately sexism is alive and kicking in the workplace. We appreciate Kim O’Grady’s lightbulb moment and his empathy for women and the discrimination they face daily; more importantly we hope that he will, as a senior manager, take action to stop gender discrimination at his workplace. Real action is required and we need more enlightened managers like Mr Kim O’Gradys to take the lead!