Great work by the Victorian Government. There is no justifiable reason why women are not equally represented on Boards.
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 .
Is paid parental leave the best way to support women with children in the workplace? Greg Jericho’s article posted in The Guardian on March 13 has some wonderful insights.
The report measures the size of the gender inequality gap in four areas: economic participation and opportunity-salaries, participation and highly skilled employment; educational attainment—access to basic and higher levels of education; political empowerment—representation in decision-making structures; and Health and survival—life expectancy and sex ratio.
Australia was ranked 24th overall out of 133 participating countries. While this is an improvement of one place since 2012, Australia has slipped 9 places since 2006 when we enjoyed 15th place ranking. Australia now falls behind countries such as Burundi, Cuba, Nicaragua, South Africa and Lesotho.
The top ten countries are Iceland, Finland, Norway, Sweden, the Philippines, Ireland, New Zealand, Denmark, Switzerland and Nicaragua. The USA is ranked 23rd, Canada 20th, and China 69th.
For more details click the link to the report.
Very interesting article talks about the composition of the Abbott Cabinet. Article focuses on what Liberal women are doing and saying about the representation of women in the Abbott Cabinet.
One women in 20 in the new coalition cabinet has been very disappointing for many women including many within the Liberal Party. The Coalition cabinet also raises issues such as what is merit and who decides who has merit. Lets keep the conversation going .