- Women’s ‘glacial’ progress melts away
THE NUMBER of women on boards and in executive management positions has declined since2006.
- Goldman Sachs strengthens 10,000 Women initiative
GOLDMAN SACHS recently announced new partners for its “10,000 Women” scheme to provide business and management education to female entrepreneurs in less-developed countries.
- Flexibility retains female partners
THE PERCENTAGE of female partners employed in law firm Mallesons Stephen Jaques has risen from 17 to 22 per cent in five years and is growing due to a series of innovative retention strategies.
ENGAGEMENT DRIVERS differ significantly between male and female employees and should not be ignored by employers, a recent study has found. According to the study, eight of the top ten drivers of engagement are different for each gender.
- Ethical business key for women
Australian female consumers and employees are demanding transparency and ethical business practices, with more than 90 per cent saying that a company’s commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a must and that it affects their purchasing and employment decisions.
- A dual-earner household, but with a twist
Let’s take an example. Catherine has recently completed a double degree in law and psychology. She is about 25, and working in a rehabilitation practice with workers returning to work after injury, a job she loves.