The disproportionate effect of COVID-19 on the productivity of women could see many leave academia.
Increased pressure on women academics caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is magnifying the fractured landscape of gender parity in academia.
Poor child-care facilities put children at risk of malnutrition, infections and child abuse.
We found that women who had access to subsidised day-care services were 17% more likely to be employed than those who were not.
Women leaders tend to collaborate better than men.
New research suggests women-led startups can experience more rapid employment growth than those run by men in certain scenarios.
Jobs in female-dominated ‘caring’ occupations are driving both full-time and part-time employment growth in Australia.
With most new jobs going to women, their workforce participation rate is growing at nine times the rate for men. But, while participation is on track for parity in a decade, pay is another matter.
In one study, only a quarter of respondents felt able to discuss their menopausal symptoms with their manager.
Workforce participation rates for older women have increased greatly, but most workplaces have yet to realise the benefits of helping them to manage the impacts of menopause.
Women shipfitters working on board the USS Nereus at the U.S. Navy Yard in Mare Island, circa 1943.
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Thousands of American women moved west to take advantage of wartime employment opportunities during WWII. For some, this version of the California dream was temporary; for others, it lasted a lifetime.
Judge May Lahey (left) with actor Jean Harlow in 1932.
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Dame Roma Mitchell is remembered as Australia's first female judge. But Queenslander May Lahey beat her to the punch when she became a judge in Los Angeles in 1928. Her lack of recognition is symptomatic of how Australia remembers expats, particularly women.
A scene from the movie Hidden Figures.
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Planet 50:50 is a worthy aspiration this International Women's Day – but there is still a mountain to climb and employers need to help.
It’s often self-doubt and gender stereotyping that holds girls back from pursuing science careers.
Society, parents, schools and popular media all perpetuate the myth that girls don't have the brains or ability to be scientists. Of course, that simply isn't true.
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.
Was Malcolm Turnbull right about jobs and women?
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Was Malcolm Turnbull right to say that 300,000 new jobs created in the last calendar year, with almost two-thirds held by women?