Tag Archive | "Gender Balance"

Competition, all-girl groups and the case for single-sex schooling

I’ve been asked in the past whether single-sex schooling is appropriate in a gender balanced world, and being a co-ed kind of girl myself, I wasn’t really sure.  So I was interested to read the results of this new study which  found robust di…

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Hilary Clinton: “We don’t have a person to waste, and we certainly don’t have a gender to waste”

At last week’s National Assembly on Gender Equity & Inclusion in Melbourne I was reminded by Dr Anne Summers of the role Government can and should play in gender equity.  As a former adviser to the Prime Minister, Anne Summers knows how to mak…

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Join the Face It Facebook Campaign: How 7 white male board members is defriending women

Since I wrote in February about the Facebook IPO and complete lack of women on the Facebook board, it seems a lot of others have been standing up and demanding to be heard on the same issue. Women, after all, make up the majority of Facebook users and …

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Heart disease is the biggest single killer of women. Only by forgetting what we know about men, can we treat women successfully

I came across this fantastic TED talk by Dr Noel Bairey Merz on the single biggest health threat women face: heart disease.  Did you know that one out of two women will be impacted by cardio vascular disease in their lifetime and that since 1984 u…

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Abbott’s nanny plan – can we all just calm down and get clear on the facts?

Ever since Tony Abbott, leader of the Opposition, announced his plan last weekend to consider an extension of the childcare rebate to include in-home carers – or nannies – there’s been a flurry of activity, criticism, misinformation a…

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Is it time we did away with International Women’s Day?

Women around the world today will be celebrating at morning teas and lunches to mark the occasion of the 101st International Women’s Day.  That’s a good thing, right?  Well that depends.  If the celebration is to recognise th…

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