Tag Archive | "Gender Balance"

Are people your greatest asset? Then your executive and board must include people expertise, and that probably means more women

I have a question:  if people really are the greatest asset in any business (as many would say), why is it that HR professionals are paid less than those who manage the financial, property and operational assets of almost any business? Why do the so-called “soft skills” and “support roles” harbor less pay, promotional prospects […]

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Winners of 2011 EOWA Business Achievement Awards announced – CSL, NAB, Maddocks and Rio Tinto amongst winners

Finalists and winners in the 2011 EOWA Business Achievement Awards were announced this week to recognise organistions that are implementing innovative programs to enhance women’s workforce participation, and individual leaders who are champions for change in supporting and advancing women in business. Winners and finalists across the various categories were acknowledged by Helen Conway, Director […]

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More than 25 percent of Australian employees believe their employer would choose a man over an equally qualified woman

HR firm Randstad recently conducted a survey of approximately 400 Australian workers and found that only 40% of the male respondents say their employers, when looking for new managers, take into account the current number of men and women in higher management positions, compared to 25% of female respondents.  Randstad chief executive Fred van der […]

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The Superwoman Myth – and why it applies just as much to men as to women

“It seems that “having it all” – or, if you prefer, “doing it all” – is no longer a question of “can she?” or “can’t she?”. It is a fact of life”, says Rachel Hills in her weekend article in Sunday Life on The Superwoman Myth.  Hot on the heels of Sarah-Jessica Parker’s new movie […]

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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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