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Australian women choose work-life balance over wealth: how women are measuring their professional success
Women in Australia feel confident about their careers and upbeat about their ability to have a fulfilling work and family life. A massive 82% of the 400 Australian respondents consider their careers ‘successful’, while 70% of those with children believe they can ‘have it all’.
The Hydrogen Group, through its report ‘Global professionals on the Move 2011’, has found that women are more likely to advance in their professions if they have experience abroad. Yet, according to the survey, of all the Australians working overseas, 67% are men and 33% are women.
Recently, I attended a breakfast about gender disparity. Interestingly, the research shows some real gems of wisdom about how to raise girls to become future leaders. Our lessons about leadership start very early on, it seems, and our ability to lead is ingrained well before we even leave school. Here are five ways to turn our daughters into powerful business leaders of the future.
It seems to me that the biggest thing holding Australian businesses back right now is the “me too” syndrome. I do not consider the fact that there are not enough women on boards and in senior management positions to be merely a sexist thing. What I mean is that there is an ingrained corporate culture that says the leaders and directors want to hire others that are “like them”.
Georgina Rinehart, Chairman of Hancock Prospecting, was named the 2009 Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year at an awards ceremony held in Melbourne on Thursday night.
Nominations for the 2010 Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award opened on October 1, 2009.
The 2009 AIM Gender Pay Differentials report was released yesterday, and while pay differences have decreased from last year, particularly at the top end, the report serves as a reminder of the work still ahead for anyone seeking pay equality in Australia (i.e. most sane human beings) | Women in Business | Pay Differences | Gender in Business
Last year, we were forced to ask the question, 'Where are the female entrepreneurs?' when, according to the nomination form, only 8% of the nominated companies in 2008 were run by women. Of course, our provocatively titled post had our female Anthillians nominate en masse, getting our female contingent up to a more respectable 28%. This year, only one month into the process, nominated companies run by women represent 35% of the total!