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‘Not yet 50/50’ – Barriers to the Progress of Senior Women in the Australian Public Service
"In most countries around the world women remain in the minority when it comes to senior positions in both the public and private sectors. That there are barriers to their progression is not in doubt."
HAYS Gender Diversity: Why aren’t we getting it right?
"What influences selection to senior management and executive positions? What part does gender bias play in the process? "
Advancing Women: Increasing the participation of women in senior roles in the NSW public sector
Prepared for the NSW Public Service Commission, this report focuses its macro-lens on women leaders. The report concerns itself with what support and barriers exist for women on the trajectory towards seniority and offers recommendations.
The Women in Public Service Project: Meeting the 50x50 challenge
“Globally, women are vastly underrepresented in leadership positions across all sectors and regions. (…) To date, only 37 countries have reached the 30 percent mark in national legislative bodies, which is recognized as the critical mass of change.”
Representation of Women in Australian Parliaments 2014
"Across Australia women continue to be significantly under-represented in parliament and executive government, comprising less than one-third of all parliamentarians and one-fifth of all ministers."
Women on Boards: Global approaches to advancing diversity
Framed by existing research, this report discusses strategies which can, when employed together, work towards reducing organisational gender gaps, particularly at the corporate stage.
Everyday Moments of Truth: Frontline managers are key to women’s career aspirations
"We surveyed more than 1,000 men and women in the US at all career levels, asking specifically about their interest in pursuing a top management position (board, CEO level, and one or two levels below CEO) in a large company."
Targets and quotas: Perspective Paper
"Gender diversity targets and quotas, and their respective merits as strategies for promoting women in leadership in the workplace, are much debated."
It Starts With Us: The leadership shadow
The authors of this report offer a top-down model to encourage progress toward organisation-wide gender parity.
Investors prefer entrepreneurial ventures pitched by attractive men
"Investors prefer pitches presented by male entrepreneurs compared with pitches made by female entrepreneurs, even when the content of the pitch is the same. This effect is moderated by male physical attractiveness”.
Gender Equality in Public Administration
As part of a UNDP global initiative on Gender Equality in Public Administration, this report utilises empirical data and case studies to discuss the actuality of progress towards gender parity and diversity within public administration.
Face the facts: Gender equality 2014
The Sex Discrimination Act "gives effect to Australia’s international human rights obligations, [and] has played an important role in changing community attitudes and helping advance gender equality in this country."