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As a mother of three working in the male-dominated financial services industry, I am still staggered that in 2016 the idea that doing your job…
It's time to overhaul the concept of the 'ideal' worker. Employers that evaluate staff on performance rather than presence will ultimately win the war for…
The release of the “Nauru files” last week revealed more than 2,000 incidents of sexual assault, child abuse and self-harm of asylum seekers, and documented…
The 2016 Rio Olympics have been excellent for female athletes. There are a record number of women competing, and we’ve already seen a number of…
Unconscious bias. Just mention it and you get a response. Nodding in agreement. People start talking about their experiences with training. A senior man will…
Quality of life is not wonderful for older female Australians. Susan Feldman and Harriet Radermacher from Monash University ask what's going wrong, and what can…
Last month, our team at BlueChilli won a “Merit Award” for innovation, recognising our work supporting startups across Australia. As we stood smiling for the…
Guess what? So-called 'women's work' is satisfying, even for those who don't want such roles when they start their careers. The problem is the pay,…
Directors are just like politicians in that they respond very quickly when their position is threatened. Therein lies the answer. With Elizabeth Proust now at…
On Women's Agenda, we've often advocated for childcare to be considered a family or workplace issue, rather than a "women's issue" alone. Today, Jo Briskey…
Gender diversity in the workplace? It's relatively simple concept. So why is it so challenging for many companies and executives to enact? As with many…
"The childcare costs are not worth it!" is a comment plenty of mothers in relationships often say about returning to work. We agree that childcare…
This week the National Rugby League (NRL) celebrates 10 years of Harvey Norman Women in League Round. This round presents an opportunity for everyone in…
Evidence pointing to the benefits of paid parental leave are extensive, but the political debate regards it continues to focus on two things – women…
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