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No Not Equal

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.

Book Cover - No Not Equal!

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.

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Become a role model for young women seeking work in male dominated roles such as science and technology

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

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/

ES4W Report:School-based strategies actively encouraging girls and young women to explore careers in non-traditional occupations

Economic Security 4 Women ( eS4W)  has released a new report that explores women and girls moving into non- traditional occupations  ion addition to industries and broadening the career options for secondary school options.

Link to report  http://www.security4women.org.au/wp-content/uploads/eS4W-Career-Exploration-Project-Report-201406151.pdf

Sexist attitudes in Australia are on the rise, young women tell gender study

Plan Australia recently  interviewed 1000  Australian girls and young women ranging from age 14 – 25 the results were disturbing. More than 30% of those interviewed believed it would be easier to achieve their ideal career role if they were male. Read more about Plan Australia’s research and its finding on how attitude towards gender effects young women’s career choices and careers .

Sexist attitudes in Australia are on the rise, young women tell gender study

National Foundation for Australian Women: Budget 2014 – Women the biggest losers

The National Foundation for Australian Women has applied the gender lens to the 2014 Australian budget. Click link to read how women are going to be affected.

http://www.nfaw.org/budget-2014-women-biggest-losers/

Federal Budget the impact on women

The big news this week has been the budget. More than any  Federal budget  for  a long time this budget has delivered stark winners and losers . Much has been written this week about the effect of the budget on women.  Once again it has been highlighted that women as a general rule earn less than men, have less savings going into old age, be more vulnerable to poverty and more likely to have caring responsibilities all these factors impacting on how women will be effected by the budget.

To read more click on the below articles about women and the 2014 Federal budget

http://www.smh.com.au/business/federal-budget/federal-budget-what-it-means-for-women-parents-and-families-20140513-3887e.html

http://theconversation.com/pension-reform-and-the-budget-crisis-a-less-than-mature-debate-25652

http://www.womensagenda.com.au/talking-about/editor-s-agenda/budget-2014-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-for-women/201405144014