A new report has outlined a list of measures that women can take to improve their chances of achieving a senior executive role.
Forty years after the first sex discrimination laws came into force in Australia, women are still a long way from achieving equality at work.
Women’s employment remains concentrated in areas such as administration and personal services, with many part-time or casual roles. And although female graduates have outnumbered men for the past 30 years, women still only account for one in four (26.1%) senior managers and one in five (20.4%) directors of ASX 200 companies.
Research suggests that the barriers facing women are complex and varied, ranging from outright discrimination and access to childcare to more subtle factors such as...