Tag: gender equality

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Technology

SheLeadsTech goes to the United Nations

Jo Stewart-Rattray made the connection of a lifetime at last year’s ISACA Oceania CACS event in Canberra. The Founder of SheLeadsTech – a program which seeks to empower women to carve out careers in the technology – had a serendipitous encounter which ultimately saw her representing Australia at the United Nations’ 62nd Session on the…

13 Jul 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Leadership & Communication

Leadership development ‘just as important to women’

Developing leadership skills is just as vital to women as it is to men, new research has revealed. A global McKinsey & Company survey of business executives found very few differences between the career ambitions of the two genders. In fact, it showed that women may be even more driven by leadership development. According to…

30 Jan 2014, by test test

Leadership & Communication

Leadership courses ‘important for ambitious women’

The importance of leadership courses cannot be understated for women looking to advance their careers. That's the upshot of a recent panel discussion at the Worldwide ERC Global Workforce Symposium, which invited several female leaders to discuss their experiences and insights into workplace progression. Titled How To Grow Your Career: A Female Leadership Perspective, the…

20 Nov 2013, by test test

Leadership & Communication

Sex-segregated labour markets ‘perpetuating gender inequality’

There is an entrenched division across many Australian industries between sectors dominated by men and those dominated by women. This is according to Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) president Ged Kearney, who said gender inequality in the workplace must be tackled. Ms Kearney spoke at the Fifth International Community, Work and Family Conference and…

2 Aug 2013, by test test

Leadership & Communication

Is Australia bridging the gender gap?

  The 100th year of International Women's Day was celebrated in 2011, making it a century since 15,000 female textile workers marched in New York City demanding better pay, voting rights and shorter hours. Marking the anniversary three years ago, then-Australian sex discrimination commissioner Elizabeth Broderick remarked at how far Australia has come since those…

19 Jul 2013, by test test

Education

Breaking the glass ceiling of gender equality

Women still face challenges and discrepancies in the workplace and policies are being developed by the government and companies to achieve gender equality and break the glass ceiling. Following this, we had the opportunity to pick the brains of a few outstanding women and speakers of the upcoming Gender Equality in Australia's Workplaces Summit on…

21 Mar 2013, by test test