Insightful book examining inequality between men and women. An easy to read book detailing the history of women’s inequality in Australia whilst also setting out a way forward to enable gender inequality.
No Not Equal! Authors Dr. Dina Bowman and Ms Yvette Maker
Despite the efforts over the past 150 years to change laws to benefit women, and more lately to change different aspects of society, inequality between men and women remains deeply entrenched. Yes – it’s true many women are now highly educated and financially independent, but many more struggle in low-paid jobs or no jobs, and often with little help to raise their children. It is apparent that men and women continue to allow unconscious bias to govern their beliefs and expectations about gender that shape so many personal and professional decisions. No! Not Equal sets out a way forward to help overcome the economic and social gender inequality in Australia that continues to hamper women’s ability to realise their full potential.
No Not Equal chapter downloads
Wonderful to see NSW’s getting its first female Treasurer and Attorney General.
NSW to get first female treasurer and Attorney General in one day
Economic Security4Women is recruiting role models for young women in male dominated professions .
Role models are crucial to broadening the career aspirations and expectations of young women in Australia,economic Security4Women is seeking women from Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and non-traditional occupations and industries to be highly visible role models on a stand alone website to be launched in 2015.
To apply to be a role model go to role models
The 7.30 report did a great report last week highlighting how vulnerable women, especially older women are to homelessness. Too many women are homeless. Lack financial opportunity and unequal pay has its part to pay in rendering women homeless. View 7.30 Report for more details.
Older women and homelessness
It is great to see women participating in male dominated professions. And it appears that not only are they participating they are surpassing the men on many fronts.
According to Channel 7’s Sunrise program, women tradies are on the rise and Sunrise reports “that there is growing evidence that they (women) are doing a better job.” Women tradies are rated more highly for professionalism, being on time and communication skills. So next time you need a tradie why not consider a women.
Below an example of Marcelle Bagu’s craftwomanship. Marcelle is featured in the Sunrise story.Link to the Sunrise story https://au.tv.yahoo.com/sunrise/video/watch/25874393/lady-tradies-on-the-rise/
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.
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.