Category Archives: News

Victoria to have 50% of women on Government appointed Boards

Great work by the Victorian Government.  There is no  justifiable reason why women are not equally represented on Boards.

Daniel Andrews Board quotas and myths of insufficient women

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Older women and homelessness: 7.30 report

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

Women tradies on the rise

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/

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

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