Australia’s boards do not accurately reflect the diversity of the country. It’s an alarming and discomforting statement but according to a recent report from the University of Sydney Business School and Human Rights Commission, it’s true. So what can businesses do to address the issue – and what makes a good leader, anyway?
A great leader is someone who doesn’t just show the way but empowers others to create their own paths. For Andrea, this means encouraging people to be brave enough to take initiative.
On November 23, join the National Association of Women in Operations, NAWO, and a panel of industry leaders for a NATIONAL ONLINE LIVESTREAM forum on gender equality in operational industries.
Are you creating an environment where your words, your actions and the example you set as a leader, inspires these kinds of feelings? Or is the soil dry and dusty from neglect and lack of rain?
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.