Tag Archive | "The Glass Ceiling"

We welcome 3M staff to the sphinxx news alerts – a best practice employer of women

Welcome to the 3M Australia team members who participated in my workshop at the 3M Innovation Centre where I asked to address the topic of “What women do to sabotage their career success”.  People often ask me if I find it hard going to convince business about the benefits of taking women all the way […]

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True believers? Two of Australia’s leading CEOs send conflicting messages about the strategic priority of gender equality

I’ve been pondering this week just how important gender equality in leadership is to the business community in Australia?  With the release of the 2010 Census of Women in Leadership (showing we’ve made almost no progress since reporting began in 2002), and ongoing attention around the ASX gender reporting guidelines, the consistent message from corporate […]

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Glass ceiling? Or hour glass ceiling? New article on what stops women from getting the top jobs –is it gender or time? Or both

“The ceiling is about time. We call it the hour-glass ceiling. It’s not about merit in that sense, it’s whether you can put that time in and whether society allows you to do that or not. It is a profoundly more powerful barrier for a mother compared to a father.” – Dr Lyndall Strazdins, Australian […]

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UPDATED: Imagine an article posing questions like “do men and women lead and use power differently? To 13 prominent women who have been there and done that when it comes to the glass ceiling. Here it is.

Sorry.. I had the wrong link yesterday… but I really do love this article! and would love to see an Australian version too. The big questions such as do women have to make more sacrifices then men, do men and women lead differently, why is there still so much tension between men and women at […]

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Elizabeth Broderick’s Blue Print For Achieving Gender Equality – what the report proposes for working women – pay equity, targets, quotas, support for parents and better sex harassment policies!

Elizabeth Broderick, the Sex Discrimination Commissioner has released a report that outlines the inquiries, investments and initiatives to rectify a wide range gendered imbalances Australian face. The issues fall into five priority areas: balancing paid work and family/caring responsibilities, ensuring women’s lifetime economic security, promoting women in leadership, preventing violence against women and sexual harassment […]

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Even without kids, women still don’t achieve pay parity – and we’re talking $15,000 p.a. less.

This Catalyzing blog had me cheering along as Ilene challenged men to stop fearing equality and criticized some media outlets for depicting women as mere risk-averse cleaner-uppers. “Is cleaning up a leadership trait?” asked Ilene. “I don’t think so.” Arguing that the main issue to pay equity and equal gender representation is having children is like arguing that a […]

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