The use of closed networks in the recruitment and selection of board members creates other problems.
Whoever replaces the directors resigning at AMP and the Commonwealth Bank will likely be drawn from a small pool of people.
The tech sector has long had a diversity problem.
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Amazon, like the entire tech sector, has suffered from a lack of diversity in its workforce. This trend is likely to continue when it opens a second headquarters in one of 20 cities.
LGBTQi+-inclusive sexuality education reduces negative stereotypes and biases, creating a safer school environment for LGBTQi+ students.
Leaving young people to figure sexuality and sex out themselves could result in ill-informed decision-making, and withholds knowledge that is their right to have.
Eight teams will take to the field for the second AFLW season – but transgender woman Hannah Mouncey will not be among them.
The decision to exclude transgender woman Hannah Mouncey from the AFLW may breach anti-discrimination law, and contradicts the AFL’s public position of embracing diversity and inclusivity.
Joseph Mazzello and Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network (2010): women are rarely depicted in such roles on screen.
New research on gendered roles in top-grossing movies has found that 83% of characters in family films with a STEM career are men.
Australia’s major newspapers still seem to prefer male columnists.
Why are the opinion pages of Australia's media pages less diverse than even ASX 200 boards?
Blame the period! A satirical look at some of the excuses why more women don’t go into ITC jobs.
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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?
Successful group outcomes aren’t guaranteed by the simple recipe of ‘Just add diversity.’
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The relationship between social science research and advocates and policymakers is undermined if they cherry-pick evidence that supports their goals, ignoring the wider field.
Evidence shows science benefits from having researchers from both genders and a wide range of backgrounds.
It's fitting that on International Women's Day we recognise the fact that greater diversity in science boosts research and its economic outcomes.
2016’s ‘lily-white’ Oscar-nominated actors.
Critiques of the Academy Awards’ lack of diversity have become a well-rehearsed response to the revelation of nominees. But this year, something might give.
Dagne Mojo (centre) and Petr Matous (right) discuss resource-conserving technologies with the inhabitants of Arsi Zone, Ethiopia.
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.
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.
Women at the top of their game.
For every woman at the peak of the academic ladder there are many others who have been left behind.
It will take more than the quotas Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has suggested to add diversity to Australian boards.
By assuming that prior service on a board is the prerequisite to success, companies are overlooking a large pool of talented women.
Young adult dystopian characters like Insurgent’s Tris are inspiring their female fans to shatter the glass ceiling.
By featuring girls who buck the conventions of their world – and ours – films like Insurgent inspire fans to enact real change.
The UK’s 30% Club is coming to Australia.
The UK-based 30% Club, which aims to increase the number of women on boards is coming to Australia. But does its back-room approach really work?
Who’s missing from the STEM picture?
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Even when women and minorities earn STEM degrees, they don't take the next step into gainful employment at the same rates as white men.
Miriam O'Reilly, who successfully sued the BBC for age discrimination.
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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.
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.
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…