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Women for the World report reveals a generational divide in the fight for gender equality

- October 17, 2023 2 MIN READ

  A new study by Caritas Australia, The Women for the World report, reveals attitudes towards gender equality are vastly different amongst Australians depending on their generation. The report found noticeable differences in how discrimination is perceived and in whether gender equality and gender equity are an issue. Generational issues aside, Kirsty Robertson, CEO of… Read more »

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How to create a more inclusive workplace

- March 8, 2023 4 MIN READ

  This International Women’s Day week is a perfect time for business leaders to reflect on company culture and how this could be improved to attract and retain diverse talent, foster innovation and improve overall performance. If we want to imagine a world where gender is equal and free of bias or discrimination, then we… Read more »

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Why are women’s voices overlooked and undervalued?

- March 7, 2023 3 MIN READ

  Communication is a critical workplace skill. It is a way to contribute value, demonstrate knowledge, influence outcomes, build relationships and build your leadership brand – unless you’re a woman. Then it’s not so straightforward, writes Anneli Blundell, author of The Gender Penalty: Turning obstacles into opportunities for women at work. When men speak up, their… Read more »

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Tackling gender norms could give the Australian economy a $128 billion boost

- November 2, 2022 4 MIN READ

A new report out today has revealed the staggering effect that letting go of entrenched gender norms would have on the Australian economy and the overall wellbeing of our nation. The Breaking the Norm: Unleashing Australia’s economic potential report, conducted by Deloitte Access Economics in partnership with Australians Investing in Women, found that more flexible ideas… Read more »

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“Disappointing”: Why it’s easier for men to grow a business than women in Australia

- March 9, 2022 2 MIN READ

Latest research revealing that female entrepreneurs in Australia are still facing more barriers to business growth than their male counterparts is “disappointing”, says Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Bruce Billson. This International Women’s Day, I want to extend maximum respect to the incredible women out there dedicating their time and efforts to supporting small businesses,… Read more »


International Women’s Day: Gender equality more than 100 years away

- March 8, 2021 2 MIN READ

It will take more than a century for women to achieve equality according to the findings from the latest Financy Women’s Index. Despite Australian women making some progress towards financial equality, the impact of COVID-19 has severely hampered efforts, with women experiencing a slower employment recovery than men. Bianca Hartge-Hazelman founder of Financy, says at… Read more »


Pay equity and gender inclusivity still a long way off in business

- February 28, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

In the lead up to International Women’s Day, SEEK has revealed data on job seekers’ perceptions on gender balance and equal opportunity, and some of the results may surprise. While women stepping into leadership roles is becoming more commonplace, gender balance and wage parity are still an issue at many companies. Similarly, many job seekers… Read more »