Category Archives: Governance

Leaning In in the Twenty-First Century

My working life has spanned 40 years, and I well remember the heady days of feminism in the 60s and 70s; and the fight for equal pay, being a union rep to get equal working conditions, and sitting in meetings … Continue reading

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Workplace and Board Diversity: Unconscious bias

Heather Price, CEO of Australian diversity consulting firm Symmetra, says there’s been a huge shift in the rules of business and the rules of expectation are changing with leaders recognising that diversity is productive. Heather was a recent guest speaker at … Continue reading

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What Stops Women from Reaching the Top?

Valuing diverse styles is key to improving gender equality in Australian companies. There are too few women in top leadership positions in Australian companies, and men and women alike are calling for change. This issue has been apparent to many for a long time, but getting meaningful … Continue reading

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New UK Report – Women on Boards

In 2010 women made up only 12.5% of the members of the corporate boards of FTSE 100 companies. This was up from 9.4% in 2004. But the rate of increase is too slow. The business case for increasing the number of women … Continue reading

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Women rising up

Australia’s new initiative that requires listed companies to set targets to get more women at the top is having a massive impact, says Women’s Affairs Minister Pansy Wong. Wong told a seminar this week that the Australian stock exchange’s incoming … Continue reading

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