UN Women National Committee Japan Symposium: Women can participate even more! How Women’s Empowerment Principles will change the future of work
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Centre stage at the Commission’s International Women’s Day event were four impressive young women, ranging in age from 11 to 32.
They told powerful and inspiring stories of overcoming gender stereotypes in their lives.
The special RightsTalk was co-hosted by the YWCA and introduced by Senator Michaelia Cash, the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Women.
She was joined by Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell and Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick. Also present was YMCA CEO and former Queensland Premier Anna Bligh.
Glass Ceilings and Sticky Floors confirms the findings of previous studies: that women are concentrated in part-time, lower-grade work with limited opportunities for training and advancement.
In 2010, the Australian Human Rights Commission examined the key reforms required to achieve gender equality in Australia in a report entitled Gender Equality Blueprint 2010.
Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick, has been actively promoting the importance of women’s representation in decision-making roles in the community, government and business sectors.
Speech delivered to the 25th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference
Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick today welcomed the release of the EOWA 2012 Women in Leadership Census, saying that, while the results showed some commendable progress in the level of representation of women on Australian boards, they indicated it was time to consider setting targets for women in senior management positions.
A new leadership group of male CEOs and Chairmen, from a diverse set of Australian companies, has been formed to elevate the issue of women’s representation in the corporate sector on the national business agenda.
Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick today welcomed the release of the EOWA 2010 Women in Leadership Census, saying the results should be seen as a baseline against which we should be expecting dramatic improvements by the next census in 2012.