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Gender equality

Yesterday

How men lost their ambition

Masculinity has reached a crisis point, with many men citing lack of ambition, deteriorated relationships and crumbing job prospects.

  • David Brooks

September

Iran protests over woman’s death spread, at least nine killed

The unrest in Iran is the worst in several years, but the scope remains unclear partly because of internet shutdowns.

  • The Associated Press

Nearly 90pc of IPO boards are all-male: new data

Newer companies without any female directors include MyDeal.com.au, MAAS Group and BlueBet.

  • Hannah Wootton

More women are studying science, tech. But then the problems start

Women are heeding the call to enter the STEM workforce, but there are still a lot of gender-based problems once they get there, a new report confirms.

  • Julie Hare

Inequality-busting fintechs need your support

A range of smart tools have come to market to help women improve their financial lives. But where are the customers?

  • Bianca Hartge-Hazelman
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Female VC leaders appointed as investments fall alarmingly

Main Sequence Ventures and OneVentures have appointed new female partners, but data shows two Aussie funds have backed no female-led start-up in four years.

  • Yolanda Redrup

Shame file companies tout wave of women outside C-suite

Chief Executive Women’s new survey, done in partnership with Bain & Co, found multiple well-known names have zero women in high-ranking executive roles. But the targeted groups say it lacks merit.

  • Carrie LaFrenz, Simon Evans, Brad Thompson and Ayesha de Kretser

The 46 companies on CEW’s shame file

Respected Australian companies, many heavily reliant on women for their prosperity, are on a shame file that is a measure of how far we haven’t come on gender diversity in business.

  • Tony Boyd

Gender pay gap disclosure ‘held our feet to the fire’: PwC

PwC and KPMG say a commitment to transparency pushed them to reduce the gap between what they pay male and female staff by more than two percentage points in a year.

  • Edmund Tadros

‘Going nowhere fast’: Women leading ASX companies

The proportion of key operational roles occupied by women at ASX200 companies rose just 3 percentage points to 15 per cent between 2017 and 2022. 

  • Sally Patten

Husic orders review of women in STEM

The gender gap in science, technology, engineering and maths is vast and hard to shift, so Science Minister Ed Husic has called for a review of programs.

  • Julie Hare

‘It is a signal that there is more to come’ for women: Mostyn

Labor was unwilling to bring forward its new childcare subsidy to lengthen paid parental leave, but there was still plenty in the summit for women, said Sam Mostyn.

  • Sally Patten

Sydney start-up cashes in on clinical trial boom

Evrima, which makes software to conduct clinical trials, has landed the first investment from Artesian’s female-led investment fund.

  • Tess Bennett

Birthrate boom not enough reason to bring forward cheaper childcare

The national birth rate will likely rise as parents respond to cheaper childcare, but it could add pressure to an already strained system.

  • Julie Hare

The jobs summit’s missed opportunities to get more women into tech

Cheaper childcare and more generous paid parental leave could help create more female entrepreneurs, says a Melbourne venture capitalist.

  • Tess Bennett
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The summit where women roared

The gender split at the Jobs and Skills Summit was in stark contrast to former prime minister Bob Hawke’s 1983 economic gabfest, but did the presence of so many women have the desired outcome?

  • Sally Patten

The Nordic leaders’ fight against far-right misogyny

The ease with which far-right, sexist attacks have undermined the women leaders of Finland and Sweden should concern us all.

  • Megan Gibson

Fix ‘economic insanity’ of women held back from work

Women’s advocates want cheaper childcare and more generous paid parental leave to boost activity. But one lobby group said penalty rates are a problem.

  • Julie Hare

August

Sam Mostyn to chair government Women’s Economic Equality Taskforce

The appointment comes as the Albanese government faces growing pressure to move faster on policy changes to ramp up women’s workforce participation.

  • Hannah Wootton

Chief Executive Women calls for childcare, parental leave reform

A group of leading female executives has told the jobs summit to bring forward planned increases to the childcare subsidy to January.

  • Hannah Wootton