Tag Archive | "Bias & stereotypes"

Who wants to be the Prime Minister? And who’d want to be the second female PM?

A lot can happen in a week! Although it seems like much more than a week has passed since Kevin Rudd arrived back in Australia after his abrupt resignation as Foreign Affairs Minister to announce his intention to run again for the top job.  Apart from all the rain and flood warnings (I’m ready to […]

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Some of my favorite reading this week: Seeking Meritocracy in Silicon Valley; Women in Media; Life at Oprah’s Leadership Acadamey; Straight White Men Are Not Oppressed

Every week I receive literally dozens of links on recommended reading, article alerts and just plain old emails from readers like you pointing out something you’ve liked – which is great because it makes a little easier and a LOT more interesting!  I thought I’d start sharing some of my favorites each week, which I […]

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Bringing men on the journey towards gender balance – 4 signs of hope!

How do we bring men on the journey towards gender balance? I’ve long been pondering this question… and I’ve long observed that the only progress more glacial than the advancement of women into leadership roles is the journey of men towards enlightenment.  However I’ve observed four things over the past fortnight that give me some […]

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Australia’s male Champions of Change share their experiences in promoting gender balance within their business

Fifteen of Australia’s top CEOs have produced a business letter outlining their experiences in elevating the representation of women in leadership, stimulating thought and discussion on the issue.  What is unusual of the report though – and what we’ve come to expect from the gender balance debate – is the absence of women contributors.  Instead, […]

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The 5 management attitudes that will make or break return to work decisions by parental leavers

Management attitudes and practices – and not policies – will dictate the success of the Paid Parental Leave scheme, according to new research by coaching and development consultancy Family Matters.  It should come as no surprise that the research found attitudes and biases play a significant role in return to work decisions, with 5 key management attitudes identified: Traditionalists – […]

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Pacific Brands hit with $9m law suit in bullying and harrassment claim by former executive

In a reminder that even the most gender balanced companies are not immune from allegations of of misguided executive actions,Sally Berkeley, the former head of the Pacific Brands’ bra division, Berlei, and the company’s underwear division, is suing the company saying that she was bullied by a colleague and that her redundancy was a sham. […]

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