Tag: female leadership

Leadership & Communication

Gender Agenda: What’s in a name? Ask Michael

By Jenny Strachan* MICHAEL is a nice name. Perhaps that’s why there are more men called Michael in Australia’s top jobs than there are women. Or perhaps not. Guardian Australia recently reported that companies listed in the ASX 100 had 14 Michaels, 12 Peters and 11 Davids as either CEO or chairman - and just…

23 Mar 2015, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

Margaret Thatcher: Leadership skills of the Iron Lady

Margaret Thatcher is the only woman in British politics to become prime minister and her leadership skills have polarised public opinion in the years since she stepped down. Dubbed the Iron Lady by a Soviet Union journalist, Thatcher was the longest serving prime minister in the country's history and was well-known for her autocratic leadership…

25 Nov 2013, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

One in four households ‘have women as main breadwinner’

The number of women who are the main breadwinners in the household has risen over the last decade, new figures have revealed.Statistics from the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) at the University of Canberra and AMP found one-quarter of women now earn the most money in their family.This represents 140,000 more households…

31 Oct 2013, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

Leadership development ‘should focus on task not gender’

Women concerned about their leadership development should focus on task rather than be held back by gender discussions. This is according to Frances Hesselbein, former chief executive officer (CEO) of the Girl Scouts of the USA, who told Forbes that diversity in gender, race, culture and background brings much-needed strength to organisations around the world.…

10 Oct 2013, by Informa Insights