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Blame the period! A satirical look at some of the excuses why more women don’t go into ITC jobs. Girls Who Code/YouTube/Screenshot

The real reason more women don’t code

Some of the myths about why more women don't code and get jobs in ICT are shown in a new satirical campaign. But is raising a woman's menstrual cycle the right way to go?
Dagne Mojo (centre) and Petr Matous (right) discuss resource-conserving technologies with the inhabitants of Arsi Zone, Ethiopia. Tatsuya Ishikawa

Engineers don’t just build things, they can help save the world

The role of an engineer has diversified over the years to be something more than just building structures. But that is yet to be reflected in the way we teach the engineers of the future.
The claim that same-sex marriage harms children doesn’t stack up against the current evidence. Lopolo/Shutterstock

In families with same-sex parents, the kids are all right

A central argument made against same-sex marriage is that children born into these marriages will be disadvantaged: they will grow up with inappropriate gender role modelling and be bullied at school.
Young adult dystopian characters like Insurgent’s Tris are inspiring their female fans to shatter the glass ceiling. Lionsgate Films

Girls on fire: political empowerment in young adult dystopia

By featuring girls who buck the conventions of their world – and ours – films like Insurgent inspire fans to enact real change.
Miriam O'Reilly, who successfully sued the BBC for age discrimination. Yui Mok/PA Archive

House of Lords wakes up to sexism in the newsroom

I have spent the past 20 years researching and writing about women in the media. This was initially sparked off by how I was reported on when I stood as a councillor, with more attention paid to my Doc…
Diversity is listed at the bottom of priorities for human resources professionals in large firms yet many mangers still feel threatened by diversity policies. www.shutterstock.com

Diversity fatigue: why business still struggles to close the gender gap

Many large organisations are now on their second or third wave of diversity and inclusion programs. A good number of them are still struggling to identify obvious improvements in the metrics they hoped…
Australian women on ASX200 boards often have strong backgrounds in law, finance, accounting and investment banking. www.shutterstock.com

Why women should not use the non-profit sector to reach corporate boardrooms

Australia is one of the worst performers in board gender diversity. In an attempt to combat this, women have been encouraged to head to the not-for-profit sector to gain board experience as a stepping…
All male boardrooms are a thing of the past. Everett Collection via Shutterstock

More women on FTSE 100 boards, but still not enough

The number of women on the boards of FTSE 100 companies has reached 22.8% and 17.4% for FTSE 250 companies according to the latest Women on Boards Interim Report. This is significant progress for gender…
Without data, we don’t know the actual size of sex and gender diverse populations. AAP Image/Daniel Munoz

Norrie’s gender win brings us closer to knowing who we are

The landmark ruling this week by the High Court – that the New South Wales Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages must recognise a third category of non-specific sex in addition to male and female – represents…
This is a stock image of a happy female academic. She hasn’t realised she isn’t likely to make professor. Image sourced from www.shutterstock.com

Stereotypes of women and work leave academics out of the picture

In a clever marketing move, Facebook’s finance chief Sheryl Sandberg and stock photography supplier Getty Images recently released a series of photos which represented women in “more empowering ways…

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