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30% by 2018: Gender diversity progress report (Quarterly Report: Volume 5, 2016)
“We wanted to test our assumption, that a monthly new appointment rate of 40 per cent female directors would enable us to reach our target of 30 per cent female directors on ASX 200 boards by the end of 2018.”
Gender Equality in ASX 200 Organisations
“Over recent years there have been recommendations for diversity targets, identified opportunities for enhanced performance and increased profit, and for the establishment of Australian business best practice standards in gender equality.”
OECD Report to G7 Leaders on Women and Entrepreneurship: A summary of recent data and policy developments in G7 countries
While women’s entrepreneurship is identified as a significant determinant of national employment and progress, there are comparatively few women, compared to men, who manage their own businesses.
Women. Fast Forward.
“The world economy is driven by sustainable value and business growth, which depend upon attracting, optimizing and retaining all talent.”
'A husband is not a retirement plan' Achieving economic security for women in retirement
Australia's retirement system “favours higher income earners who work full-time, without breaks, for the entirety of their working life. [Those] who do not fit this pattern of work face a significant handicap when saving for their retirement.”
Gender Equity Insights 2016: Inside Australia's gender pay gap
“The persistent gender pay gap is an economic, political and social issue. Gender pay gaps do not always signal direct discrimination, but remain problematic for a number of reasons.”
The Power of Parity: Advancing women’s equality in the United States
Arguing from the position that gender inequality affects employment, productivity, and economic growth, the authors propose that greater gender parity within the United States would affect greater national economic potential.
The Power of Parity: How advancing women’s equality can add $12 trillion to global growth
Building on previous research, and utilising indicators of gender inequality in a further analysis of 95 countries, this research report attempts to approximate the extent that gender equality can affect global economic potential.
To Hold Women Back, Keep Treating Them Like Men
Kick down doors for women: finance chiefs
"Senior figures in finance have urged the industry to raise the number of women in top executive and director roles, by changing a culture that can limit female career progression."
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”.
Women, Government and Policy Making in OECD Countries: Fostering diversity for inclusive growth
"Gender equality in public life is a global challenge. Governments across the world have implemented a range of innovations to advance gender equality, but significant gaps continue to exist."