More women in science and tech an ‘economic imperative’

More women in science and tech an ‘economic imperative’

  [Source : Felicity Caldwell, Brisbane Times August 14 2017]   Why are successive generations of clever, well-educated women in science, technology, engineering, maths and science not reaching senior levels in their field? That vexing question will be tackled by some of Queensland's leading engineers, medical practitioners and scientists on Monday in an event hosted by Women in STEMM Australia, as part of National Science Week. Queensland Science Minister Leeanne Enoch said gender equity in the fields was not just a question of fairness but one of economic imperative. "We can't afford to…Read more

WGEA New Pay Equity Campaign

  MEDIA RELEASE  30th September 2014  It’s an incredible fact, but research shows that when CEOs have a daughter, the pay gap shrinks in their organization! So economic Security4Women (eS4W) is a proud supporter of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency’s (WGEA) new pay equity campaign featuring ‘Daughter Water’ a magical potion designed to help CEO’s conceive baby girls. “If a quirky conversation starter like ‘Daughter Water’ is needed to bring the gender pay gap, and its causes and consequences, out into the open, then I am all for it” said Sandra Cook, Chair…Read more

Annual Civil Society Dialogue on Women, Peace & Security

On behalf of the Australian National Committee for UN Women, the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and the ANU Gender Institute I would like to invite you to the 2014 Annual Civil Society Dialogue on Women, Peace & Security. Bringing together prominent academics, civil society representatives and government officials, the dialogue will explore progress made on the implementation of the National Action Plan for Women, Peace and Security as well as good practices for ensuring women’s full participation in peace processes.  Register today…Read more

Gender targets: Push for women to fill 50 per cent of senior roles

The members of the Business Council have committed to having 50 per cent of their senior roles filled by women within the next decade.   The Business Council of Australia is pushing radical measures to promote women into senior executive jobs, including regular testing of chief executives and board members for unconscious gender bias and female-only hiring short lists, The Australian Financial Review reports. Suggesting that a range of inherent biases have produced a "male-gendered concept of merit-based assessment'' in many companies, the business lobby group proposes a suite of interventionist measures designed to…Read more

Women Journalists In the Eye of the Storm

FRIDAY FILE:   Threats and violence against women journalists are on the rise in many regions of the world. In their work exposing injustices and bearing witness to human rights violations, women journalists are women human rights defenders and as such are in need of better security and protection mechanisms. By Katherine Ronderos Journalism can be a very dangerous job, in particular for reporters who expose injustices in hostile, corrupt and violent environments and in war zones. In addition to the different forms of violence against journalists, both men and women, and obstacles to…Read more
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