Tag Archive | "Gender Balance"

In the media: The SheEO on Lateline Business, the economy, childcare reform, women in business PLUS tips for creating your own PR

Last week I asked to participate in a panel discussion on Lateline Business (ABC1) on the current economic climate and the challenges for small business and women in business.  You can view what I had to say here: I’m often asked how I manage to get this sort of media coverage – and I think […]

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“Mother guilt” at work… why I loath this term and why it’s time to do away with it!

It could be just my interpretation, but I loath the term “mother guilt”.  It seems to me that labels like this do nothing to support the self-confidence of mothers – and it’s certainly not a draw card for career-minded women deciding whether and when to embark on parenting. My sentiment was evoked when, speaking at […]

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Gender quotas extended to boards of 7 major Government Business Enterprises

The Government has announced an extension of its election promise to have women appointed to 40 per cent of government board positions by enforce gender quotas on the boards of its major business operations – including NBN Co, Australia Post, Medibank, Australian Rail Track Corporation, Australian Submarine Corporation, Defence Housing Australia and the Australian Government […]

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Women Directors deliver returns up to 8.7 per cent higher for ASX500 companies, says new research by The Reibey Institute

The Reibey Institute released its annual research last week, noting amongst many findings that for the second year running over the past 3 and 5 year periods, ASX500 companies with women directors on their boards delivered significantly higher Return on Equity (ROE) than those companies without women directors – up to 8.7% higher in fact. […]

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In the media: The SheEO for Knowledge@ASB on why tax deductible childcare is long over due

This article by Amanda Woodard in Knowledge@Australian School of Business outlines a number of reasons why it’s high time we made childcare tax deductible in Australia.  My opinions were sought, along with leading Australian businesswomen including: Michelle Guthrie, chair of aid agency Plan International Hong Kong, and a former chief executive of the STAR media […]

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Men At Work: What they want and why it matters for women – new research findings by The 100 Per Cent Project

Thank you to Frances and Kylie at The 100 Percent Project for inviting me to their Sydney research launch on Friday of Men At Work: What they want and why it matters for women.  The key take aways for me are that men largely want what most women want too, when it comes to workplace […]

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