Tag Archive | "Sexual discrimination"

Where are the women? – a guest post from Julia Newbould, Morningstar managing editor

Where are the women?  by Julia Newbould, Morningstar managing editor Women are still noticeable by their absence in senior management and board roles throughout Australia’s top companies. But finally, people are asking why. At a Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) forum in Sydney this week, nearly 500 people gathered to hear ASX, Coca-Cola Amatil, […]

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What was he thinking? And what are you thinking about the antics and resignation of CEO Mark McInnes after “unbecoming behaviour involving a female staff member” ?

With the announcement on Friday that Mark McInnes, CEO of Australia’s premium department store brand David Jones, has resigned from his multimillion-dollar job after “unbecoming” behaviour involving a female staff member at two company functions there has been a barrage of media commentary. 

Most of the TV coverage has included sound bites from women sharing their opinion. […]

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Glass ceilings, glass walls? The pernicious presence of workplace sexism, and it’s impact

Toni Bowers has written a wonderful blog on sexism in the workplace, highlighting the many forms work-related sexism can take, and the possible existence of glass walls between lateral roles and similarly ranked colleagues. When you look at the stats for women in leadership, or how often we get ignored for a promotion, you can forget that […]

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NEW SPHINXX SURVEY REVEALS DANGEROUS LEVELS OF UNCONCIOUS GENDER BIAS IN THE WORKPLACE

MEDIA RELEASE: sphinxx (www.sphinxx.com.au), the network for senior women in business recently polled 264 women in mid to senior positions who attended the sphinxx Ascend events for women in leadership in order to determine the development needs and experiences of women in senior positions.   68 per cent of those women said they had observed or […]

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NEWS RELEASE: sphinxx survey identifies glass ceiling dilemma

THE GLASS CEILING DILEMMA: 44 PER CENT OF WOMEN BELIEVE THEY HAVE BEEN OVERLOOKED FOR PROMOTION DUE TO THEIR SEX, YET 27 PER CENT HAVE TURNED DOWN A PROMOTION DUE TO LACK OF CONFIDENCE Survey results released today by sphinxx (sphinxx.com.au), a community dedicated to advancing women as leaders in business, revealed that 44 per […]

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New York Times column focuses on equality

Renowned journalist Bob Herbert of the New York Times, has penned an “about time” column titled “Politics and Misogyny,” highlighting various forms of violations of women’s rights in the United States, including violence and sex trafficking, and demands that the presidential campaigns address women’s rights issues in a more concerted manner. Click here to read the ‘Politics […]

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