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Women-focused capital financing is supposedly aimed at ending the corporate gender gap. But many equity investors, still largely high-net-worth men, still view women entrepreneurs as being deficient — and are practising what’s known as pinkwashing. (Shutterstock)

Progress or pinkwashing: Who benefits from women-focused capital funds?

Only a minority of women-focused capital funds actually seek to counter structural barriers associated with women's access to capital. Most funds are positioned to facilitate individual wealth creation.
The U.S. women’s soccer team celebrates with the trophy after winning the World Cup final. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

How big brands could solve the gender pay gap in sport

Women’s sports have been stuck in a boom-and-bust cycle for the past 20 years. It’s time to start a new narrative.
Violence against women is often represented as a timeless and universal phenomenon, creating the view the problem is too large to fix, or that only the worst abuses are worthy of attention. James Ross/AAP Image

The long history of gender violence in Australia, and why it matters today

History shows that domestic violence has been deeply entrenched in the culture of Australia from its early days. Progress is only made by understanding this history – and talking about it.
Women earn less than men in most occupations, including soccer. AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Why women still earn a lot less than men

A decade ago, President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the latest legislative effort to close the persistent gap between how much women and men earn. Here's why it hasn’t made much of a difference.

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