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Research shows when there are three women on a board, as opposed to one, they are seen as individuals rather than the “female voice”. Image sourced from Shutterstock.com

Companies prefer ticking boxes to breaking the glass ceiling

Australia's largest companies are happy to tick gender reporting boxes, but when it comes to pay equity they are largely silent.
Quotas do get more women in senior management, so why is the concept distrusted? Image sourced from www.shutterstock.com

Quotas on the nose: that’s the view from male Australian CEOs

Tuesday’s Australian Financial Review Chanticleer survey of 33 largely male “captains of industry” reveals that quotas to improve the numbers of women in senior management positions are still overwhelmingly…
It’s not just the daughters of CEOs that are likely to be subject to pay inequity. Peter Werkman/Flickr

Drinking ‘daughter water’ won’t be enough to deliver pay equity

The Workforce Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) has launched a campaign to send “daughter water” to the CEOs of approximately 3,000 companies who have reported to the Agency that they haven’t done a gender…
If women knew how much more their male colleagues were being paid we might have a better chance of closing the gap. Shutterstock

To close the gender pay gap we need to end pay secrecy

Women in full-time work take home A$283.20 per week less than their male counterparts, according to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, which puts the gender pay gap at 18.2%. Put another way, Australian…