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Voluntary regulation has helped company boards become more diverse but has been more successful in certain countries.
Despite the treatment of women being hotly debated in recent times, they have been largely overlooked during the election - and that may have big consequences on May 21.
Sussan Ley on being a woman in politics.
Michelle Grattan discusses the role of women in government with Liberal MP Sussan Ley
One notable characteristic of Morrison is how his mood can turn on a dime - that was notable at his press conference on Tuesday morning, where he discussed the treatment of women in parliament.
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Women’s leadership reached new heights this year, just as the Coalition’s gendered policy response to the pandemic set women back across the board.
Kelly O'Dwyer last week announced she would not be re-contesting her seat of Higgins at the 2019 elections.
The departure of Liberal women is a sign that they have always been outsiders within the party, and by world standards the gender imbalance is stark and woefully out of touch.
The Kavanaugh hearings were about the only thing Congress has done with a link to #MeToo.
In the last year, workplace culture faced major upheaval for working women. We at The Conversation put together our reporting on that very topic from 2018.
Indigenous Labor MP Linda Burney says her party is trying to identify and remove structural obstacles to preselection.
Guaranteed representation reduces the distance between policymakers and the people for whom policy is made.
Newly-elected Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed,left, and outgoing president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.
The Somali election didn’t deliver the long-awaited universal suffrage, but was another exercise in limited democracy that extended only to a small part of the population.
Labour MPs gather ahead of their women’s conference.
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Are quotas the best way to challenge sexism and discrimination in politics and workplaces?
Flag carrier. Easyjet CEO Carolyn McCall.
Measures to bring more female directors into the executive suite are failing to boost performance. Here’s why…
Australia’s federal cabinet currently has just two female members. What can be done about boosting the number of female parliamentarians generally?
Thanks to quotas, the proportion of women in parliaments across the world has nearly doubled in the past 20 years.
If we were to evaluate two equally able politicians on their ‘merit’, chances are the man would outperform the woman.
No matter whether it’s targets or quotas, “merit” is always held up as the stalwart gold standard. But can we judge merit without bias? And is merit really the right measure for ability anyway?
Time to make this a relic.
How Norway introduced a quota system to increase the number of women on boards – and business benefited more broadly
Quotas do get more women in senior management, so why is the concept distrusted?
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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…
Whoa there, little lady: women in the workforce face a financial penalty for simply being female.
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While many aspects of working life have changed in recent decades, the inequality of outcomes experienced by male and female employees has been remarkably resistant. Within corporate Australia the proportion…
The participation of women in the Australian film and television industries hasn’t been steadily increasing in all fields.
So Tony Abbott thinks women have “smashed just about every glass-ceiling” in Australia – and yet, the ceiling still bears down on many of us. During the recent G20 summit the managing director of the International…
Focusing on the numbers will do little to improve gender diversity in Australian businesses.
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Along with deductions, write-offs and reconciling accounts, Australian businesses have ended the financial year with their second report on diversity strategy and compliance with the ASX Corporate Governance…
Two-thirds of Australia’s ASX500 firms have no female executives, a census released by the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace agency has found.
Australian companies have the lowest percentage of women in top executive roles compared to other countries with equivalent corporate structures, a new report has found. The 2012 Australian Census of Women…
New research has found many industries have recommended the use of quotas to increase women in leadership roles, although their use also evokes negative reaction.
In Australia and many other countries, increases in the number of women in senior leadership roles within most corporations have been small and slow to occur. The underemployment and under-utilisation…