Tag Archives: gender equity

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

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

Out of the mouths of CEO’s: Microsoft CEO says women shouldn’t ask for pay raisers they should trust the system

One thing women have learnt is that the system can not be trusted to deliver fair pay and equal remuneration for women. Women earn 18.2  per cent less than men and have less than half the Superannuation savings. The Daily Life’s Jenna Price has written a fantastic article on the Microsoft CEO ‘s  gender foot in mouth moment .

Dear Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella: equal pay does not come to those who stand by and wait

Only four parliaments around the world have 50 per cent or more women

Where do women stand around the world when it comes to governance and decision making. Have a squiz at this fantastic info graphic from UN Women. I am sure your response will be like our, I’ts not good enough ,more needs to happen. ‘

http://beijing20.unwomen.org/en/infographic/decision-making