Maree McLaren is a woman on a mission to increase awareness of gender inequality in our workplaces, on boards and in leadership positions. She's created a fantastic presentation outlining the current state of play which she's forwarded to me in PDF format.
I encourage you to take a moment to review the document - and to see for yourself what's really going on with gender equality. You'll see from Maree's research that on virtually every objective measure, women in Australia are behind and going backwards in terms of gender equality. Over the past decade, we have gone backwards in The Global Gender Gap Index (a comparison of developed countries), women in corporate Australia (the EOWA census of Women in Leadership), pay equity and working hours compared with our male peers.
Being aware of these facts will make us all better prepared to handle those difficult performance and pay discussions... so thanks Maree for your work on this.
Click here to download the PDF.