Computer scientist and Computing Education Specialist Dr Nicky Ringland meets with Burwood Girls students.
An ambassador needs to do more than just encourage young girls to enter STEMM, the role must address structural and cultural issues that push women out of the pipeline mid-career.
Men’s dominance in the boardroom has barely changed over the years.
The share of board seats held by women varies dramatically across the country, from none in Alaska to close to half in New Mexico. A few key policies may make all the difference.
The old pathways to home ownership have been displaced by more uncertain routes that waver between owning and renting.
Increasingly insecure pathways to home ownership are not just a problem for property markets. The fallout is likely to hit retirement incomes, the welfare base, gender equity and the broader economy.
Sexual harassment against women is more prevalent in male dominated sectors such as mining and agriculture.
A culture of male dominance in rural Australia is a key explainer for the high rate of sexual harassment in rural workplaces.
At McMaster University, 40 per cent of assistant professors in engineering are now women and the school is working hard to make the profession more equitable for women.
Engineering has long been a male-dominated profession. Now engineering schools globally are making extraordinary efforts to attract the creative female talent they really need.
Flexible working reduces the likelihood that women cut their hours or leave the labour market after childbirth.
The problem with the This Girl Can campaign is that the male gaze remains dominant, internalised as self-perception.
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While getting more women to take part in sport is a laudable achievement, it would be better if the campaign also helped free them from the objectification of the dominant male gaze.
Efforts praised to get more women in Australian astronomy, but more needs to be done.
Efforts to reduce the gender gap and encourage more women in Australian astronomy have been rewarded this week.
Recent incidents reveal more than just men behaving badly. They show the consequences when corporate cultures are driven by hyper-masculine personalities at the top.
The new Superstar in STEM ambassador Lisa Harvey-Smith at the Australian Astronomical Observatory’s 3.9m Anglo-Australia Telescope at Siding Spring Observatory.
More young women and girls could be encouraged to look to a career in science thanks to the new Superstars in STEM project.
It always seems just out of reach.
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While Clinton's popular vote win shows progress toward gender equality, her rival's nomination of just three women to his Cabinet is a reminder of how much work still needs to be done to overcome bias in management.
The story of Chan Yeun-ting’s success is widely framed as a major step for women who take on managerial roles in male-dominated sports.
For most women, coaching a men's team is still off-limits, barring them from the opportunity to pursue professional careers as football managers.
In rural Malawi traditional leaders have played an important role in persuading men to get involved in women’s health.
A study in Malawi shows how the participation of local community leaders in policy development can change men's attitudes to maternal and child health for the better.
Students turn out for the ‘One Billion Rising’ movement, to end violence against women worldwide.
India's economy keeps growing, but women's rights are going backwards: why?
Over the next 20 years, one global strategy will help to shape our cities. Here's what it says about women.
Can we generalize about leadership style based on gender?
Studies can't predict an individual's behavior. But meta-analyses of social science research turn up differences in men's versus women's leadership styles, on average.
We need to embrace new ways of thinking for strategies to effectively tackle the disadvantage accumulated over a woman’s lifespan.
Australia lags behind most other developed countries when it comes to the economic and social well-being of people over 60. And the numbers are even more alarming for women.
The South African military leads on gender representation, with a third of its full time personnel being women.
As military organisations become less oriented towards violence, the traditional, aggressive, warrior-like culture of the military has to be balanced with new task requirements.
The Coalition has just 13 women MPs, including cabinet ministers Julie Bishop and Michaelia Cash.
Without quotas to correct the effects of these gender biases, the under-representation of women Coalition MPs is effectively guaranteed.
What’s on offer on issues that disproportionately affect women? Some minor tweaks that are useful but not change-making.
By continuing to see policies that affect women in economic rather than social terms, both major parties are offering little in the way of improved gender equity.