Believe in yourself and be confident to ask for remuneration that matches your skill set – your career depends on it.
The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) has profiled eight organisations using smart strategies to create greater equality between women and men in their workplaces. WGEA Director Libby Lyons said employers were increasingly aware of the strong business case for improving gender equality in the workplace and looking for ways to create lasting change. “Sometimes it…
MATTHEW SALISBURY, OF WSP, SHARES HIS VIEWS ON WHAT IT WILL TAKE TO ACHIEVE GENDER EQUITY IN AUSTRALIA. Four years ago, US businesswoman and author Sheryl Sandberg had discussion boards buzzing with her book Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead. In it she told women to empower themselves, step up the challenge and embrace…
30 female scientists and technologists have been named by Science and Technology Australia as the first Superstars of STEM – ready to smash stereotypes and forge a new generation of role models for young women and girls. More than 300 applicants vied for a spot to be a Superstar, with the successful candidates to receive…
I have just finished 15 weeks of full paid parental leave. Yesterday, I returned to work. My employer, PwC Australia gave me the opportunity to stay at home for over 3 months to look after my 6-9 month old son as my wife returned to part-time work, whilst I remained on full pay. I started out thinking of…
Today is the launch of Flexible Working Day, which provides us with an opportunity to celebrate and showcase how flexible working can benefit all employees and employers. Medibank’s own FlexBetter provides employees with a variety of options to help incorporate flexibility into their days. Justine Cain, Divisional General Manager of Medibank Health, actively uses FlexBetter in order to achieve…
As part of our support for Flexible Working Day 2017, FlexCareers will be showcasing some of the great work our clients in New Zealand are doing with regards to flexibility, and their commitment to offering flexible working arrangements as part of a broader strategy to increasing female participation in the workforce at leadership level. New Zealand…
In theory, the world of entrepreneurship should be gender-blind. Start-up businesses are judged on whether they survive or die, and you might have thought that the same stark definition was applied to entrepreneurs themselves. But the discussion around how business people operate in this bruising arena has struggled to detach itself from broader stereotyping around sex – and it is starting to wear thin.
Superstars of STEM is a new program by Science and Technology Australia that aims to smash the stereotypical portrait of people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The Conversation
Working Mum is a catchy title, it tells you how it is, it’s a badge of honour, but does it do more harm than good for you in business?
With over half of us unhappy in our jobs, it’s somewhat unsurprising if you find yourself pondering a different career.
The way we work in the future and the industries with jobs growth will look very different to the labour market of today.
Let’s look at why confidence is not the only key to a woman’s success.
At what point will we no longer have “women in tech” panels, and just simply have panels with women on them, talking about the amazing things they do and know? Nicola Hazell is doing something about it.
As we head towards the opening of applications for Deloitte’s Return to Work program at the end of February, here is a bit more information on what it’s really like to work flexibly for Deloitte
Adele was determined to find a role that would give her the flexibility she needed to be a mum whilst advancing her career. Here’s how she found it.
Enough is enough – let’s make 2017 the year that pregnant women stop getting fired! FlexCareers Chairwoman Rhonda Brighton-Halls open letter to Australian CEO’s and some sobering facts you should know.
As FlexCommunity member Amy shares, promoting gender equality should be less about implementing strategies to directly enable women to take on more in the workplace, and more about encouraging and incentivising men to take on more in the home.
Women assume that professional power involves trade-offs and sacrifices. Late night working, travelling, insane work pressure – women assume these are the payoffs of a senior role because she has seen her male boss behave or work like this
There’s a few things we can each do – simple practical things – that will make each and every pay decision aim firmly at breaking the disparity.