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Let’s hear it for the women of Australia!

Friday, October 30th, 2009


I’ve also written about this in the summer edition of my newsletter  but I want to blog about it too.

My consulting life began in 1985 as an equal opportunity consultant.  Back then I naively thought that equal opportunity and affirmative action law and policy would lead to a gender balance at all levels of the Australian workforce.  As we women say, “we’ll know when we’ve ‘made it’ when they promote incompetent women as well as men”.

Yet, to my horror, I’ve just learned that the number of women on boards and in executive positions has declined in the past 3 years in Australia.

My optimism has risen once again since having Frances Feenstra as guest speaker at a recent dinner for achieving women in Melbourne.  Frances is a member of the 100% Project, a not for profit company with a vision of “seeing 100% of Australia’s leadership talent, female and male, equally contributing to our social and economic future”.  Hurray for them and I wish them very well in their impressive endeavours!  If you would like to know more about the 100% Project contact them at [email protected].


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