Tag: glass ceiling

Leadership & Communication

Gender Agenda: The kids are all right!

WAY back in the early 1990s, my teenage daughter started to feel I was asking her to do too much around the house. I disagreed and she, instead of throwing a tantrum or storming out, set about cataloguing what contribution she, my husband and I were making to the family welfare. The result was the…

30 Jun 2015, by Test1 Test1

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 Test1 Test1

Leadership & Communication

Gender Agenda: It’s the Serotonin, Stupid

By Jenny Strachan* I was watching the smash hit 'Jersey Boys' the other day when it struck me that it provided a perfect example of how men and women think differently. The Boys’ big hit was “Big Girls Don’t Cry”. The title seems to make simple sense but in fact it’s complete nonsense - because…

10 Dec 2014, by Test1 Test1

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Mining & Resources

Queensland promotes opportunities for women

  With International Women's Day just around the corner, the Queensland Government is promoting the number of opportunities available for female leadership development. International Women's Day takes place on March 8, and Queensland's communities minister Tracy Davis said the state is embracing the occasion. "Queensland is a great state with great opportunities for all people…

14 Feb 2014, by Test1 Test1

Leadership & Communication

Kimberly-Clark recognised for women in leadership opportunities

Consumer products company Kimberly-Clark has been awarded for its innovative schemes to expand leadership opportunities for women. The firm received the 2014 Catalyst Award on Wednesday (January 29) in recognition of its Unleash Your Power: Strengthening the Business With Women Leaders scheme. Thomas J Falk, chairman and CEO for Kimberly-Clark, said the company was honoured…

8 Feb 2014, by Test1 Test1

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 Test1 Test1

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 Test1 Test1

Leadership & Communication

Women’s leadership skills ‘needed for firms to thrive’

Nurturing female leadership skills is an important part of maintaining a thriving business in modern Australian workplaces, according to an expert. Gayle Peterson, co-program director of Women Transforming Leadership at Said Business School at the University of Oxford, wrote in The Australian that organisations must seek to mentor promising female candidates. She also called for…

7 Nov 2013, by Test1 Test1

Leadership & Communication

34% of women ‘prefer’ male bosses

Over one-third of women would prefer to have a male rather than a female boss, according to a new study. Research by UK-based women's fashion retailer Hobbs revealed that only a quarter of men felt the same way. The figures showed that while 61 per cent of all respondents said they had no preference, there…

30 Aug 2013, by Test1 Test1

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 Test1 Test1


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 Test1 Test1