Great work by the Victorian Government. There is no justifiable reason why women are not equally represented on Boards.
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.
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.
The gender wealth gap among mid-age singles (35-55 years) jumped from 4 per cent to 28 per cent between 2002 and 2010.
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