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Futureproofing Australia: Gender diversity in politics
Founded on empirical research which invited the participation of almost 60 past and present female politicians, this research report looks at gender inequity prevalent in the political sphere; at the local, state and federal level.
‘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."
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.”
Not yet 50/50: Barriers to the progress of senior women in the Australian Public Service
“That there are barriers to [women’s] progression is not in doubt. What is not well understood is the nature of those barriers and the extent to which barriers to progression in the public sector might differ from those in the private sector.”
Some Ceilings Have More Cracks: Representative bureaucracy in federal regulatory agencies
“Integrating management literature on men and women in leadership with existing work on representative bureaucracy, this study constructed a new data set examining the distribution of women in leadership in 118 U.S. federal regulatory organizations.”