Women-owned businesses represent 34.8 percent of Australian businesses. Not only are they an important aspect of self-employment for women but they are increasingly hiring more workers and driving the development of the Australian economy.
Helping leaders create and sustain gender equitable and inclusive workplaces is our core mission at Advancing Women. Our global partnership with Leading Now means we have access to thought-leadership, research, and tools to help our clients and stakeholders move from conversation to action. In this post, COO Gretchen Sussman outlines how our Inclusive Culture Assessment is the latest addition to our toolkit for more equitable and inclusive workplaces.
When I hear women’s stories about being disrespected, harassed and mistreated in workplaces, I feel sadness, frustration, empathy (I am not immune from harassment and discrimination) anger and determination. Determination because I am determined to keep doing what I can to shine a light on disrespect towards women in the workplace.
She’ll be right mate! The image of the laconic Aussie comes to my mind when I hear that phrase. She’ll be right tells me not to worry, not to stress, everything will work out alright in the end. However, the end for many women in Australia is death, injury, homelessness, poverty and a life of misery. That has to stop, now.
The term male ally has grown in popularity. Given how ubiquitous the term now is, it got me thinking, what does it really take to be a male ally – but from the perspective of men?
In this article, I am going to share the perspectives of a group of MIAs (men I admire) and what they consider important when it comes to allyship. I reckon you’re going to benefit a lot from them sharing their wisdom, because I have asked them to share what they would say to a mate, in a ‘man to man’ conversation, about allyship and gender equality.
Advancing Women exists to help close the global leadership gender gap and to enable leaders to take action to create a more inclusive workplace, for all people. To say that 2020 has been a year like no other is woefully understated, which means our advisory work on workplace gender equity and inclusion has never been more important for our clients and for leaders who are serious about doing more to create an inclusive workplace.
2020 has provided me with the privilege of interviewing 5 women leaders who are members of A Career that Soars! The interviews have been for our monthly Career Q&A broadcast in 2020. These interviews with women leaders have been insightful, funny, joyous and of course, inspiring.
I started my business in 2016 to become one of the many allies needed to solve the global problem of gender inequality. Powerful men were (and still are) my target market to enact the much-needed change we need to see. This is because men hold power and position in business and sport which means they have the power to be active allies to women by removing the barriers that prevent women, organisations and society from reaching its full potential.
I shared my thoughts and advice in an interview with Femeconomy co-founder Jade Collins.
Your brilliant career is dependent on you starting, and continuing professional skills and leadership development activity. One and done doesn’t cut it!