Monthly Archives: July 2013

Summary of economic Security4Women forum on on education and training and how it might or might not result in economic security for women.

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It’s not just family that holds us back, senior women bureaucrats say

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.

http://theconversation.com/its-not-just-family-that-holds-us-back-senior-women-bureaucrats-say-16402?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Latest+from+The+Conversation+for+26+July+2013&utm_content=Latest+from+The+Conversation+for+26+July+2013+CID_552c52a59734d076dc6ab11047362b76&utm_source=campaign_monitor&utm_term=Its%20not%20just%20family%20that%20holds%20us%20back%20senior%20women%20bureaucrats%20say

SOCIAL POLICIES LEAN ON DEFICITS IN LABOUR REGULATION IN AUSTRALIA TO FUEL JOBS GROWTH AND REDUCE WELFARE DEPENDENCY

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.

 

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The Australian Centre for leadership: Website worth checking out

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.

http://www.leadershipforwomen.com.au/

Use your vote this Federal election

Below is the link to the Women use your vote campaign. With the Federal Election just around the corner it is important that women vote for the party that best meets their needs. This website is a  joint National Women’s Alliances Project 

http://womenvote.org.au/vote-campaign.html

Kim O’Grady frankly tells what happened when prospective employers thought he was a women: Herald Sun article

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!

http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/theperch/index.php/heraldsun/comments/guy_named_kim_adds_mr_to_cv_gets_job/.