Monthly Archives: November 2014

Westpac’s Gail Kelly retires and now it’s even lonelier for the few women at the top : The Age

For so long Gail Kelly has been a symbol of what a successful woman looks like in the finance and banking sector. She is a  symbol and a beacon of hope to many. The question should not be which woman will take her place but how many women should take their place at the top. There needs to be more room at the top for women one spot was not, and will never be  good enough.

http://www.theage.com.au/comment/westpacs-gail-kelly-retires-and-now-its-even-lonelier-for-the-few-women-at-the-top-20141113-11lraq.html#ixzz3JSsgjUga

Men and women need workplace flexibility to care for children

This article from the Sydney Morning Herald makes the point that for there to be equality in the workplace and at home both men and women need workplace flexibility to care for children.  To not do so is to assign women only to the role of child carer.

http://www.smh.com.au/national/workplaces-havent-kept-up-with-contemporary-fatherhood-study-shows-20141112-11l34s.html

The other gender equality gap Australia needs to talk about

julie bishop g20

So was Gender and the Agenda at the G20 summit. Well a little bit .  The gender wealth is getting worse in Australia.Young single men are getting wealthy whilst young single women are falling further behind.  Read this great article in The  Conversation today (17.11.2014) to read about why and learn about commitments made at the  G20 about addressing the issue .

Closing the gender gap

Tanya Plibersek: Why I am a feminist

Now a days if you are a successful woman it goes with the territory that you will be asked if you are a  feminist. There seems to be two responses: 1 My success is proof that discrimination does not exist and women need to stop whinging or 2  my success is despite of the discrimination that women face everyday and I will work to end  that discrimination. Tanya Plibersek  wrote a fantastic opinion piece in the Sydney Morning Herald on why she is a feminist. A great read

http://http://www.smh.com.au/comment/tanya-plibersek-why-im-a-feminist-20141112-11ktdn.html