Tag Archive | "The Glass Ceiling"

Women in manufacturing less likely to receive promotions or workplace training than male peers

Almost 3 out of 4 women working in the manufacturing industry have never been promoted or given a higher paying role, while more than 60 per cent of female workers had never been offered any workplace training, according to a survey report released this week by AMWU titled Breaking the Perspex Ceiling. The survey found that women, who […]

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Great infographic on women and the glass ceiling

Thanks to Lara Solomon from Social Rabbit for sharing this great infographic – a brilliant update all on one page! (albeit from the USA) If you have a comparable local resource – or another idea on resources worth sharing – please drop me a line! to share it.

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Sharp Appoints First-Ever Female Executive Officer

Now this is precisely what I was referring to in my last post where I called for Australia’s mining and energy stocks to look to women in times of crisis…  Out of the current earthquake-cum-tsunami-cum-nuclear crisis in Japan is news this week from Tokyo that Sharp Corp has appointed the first female executive officer in the company’s […]

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Glass ceiling or no glass ceiling… what’s your take?

What’s your take… do you think the glass ceiling is still there, never exisisted or is dead and buried? Do you think we’ve made enough progress to put the Glass Ceiling behind us?  Is it time we binned the term and came up with something that better reflects the current reality?  Do you have a […]

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Are we equals? “Until the answer is yes, we must never stop asking”

In last week’s celebration of the centenary of International Women’s Day, I heard a lot of comments from men and women about why we even need a day to reflect on the contribution that women make to our community, workplaces and economies.  I listened patiently to the satirical talkback on ABC radio mocking the call […]

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Happy International Women’s Day and why well behaved women rarely make history!

Last Friday at the UN Breakfast celebrating 100 years of International Women’s Day I sat next to Rachel who keeps this pin inside her handbag and it stuck in my mind as I listened to the guest speaker Justice Unity Dow, and again last night as I watched a special screening of Made in Dagenham: Whether it […]

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