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Workplace that isn’t woman-friendly

IF YOU thought the Australia Defence Force sex scandal was disturbing, Queensland has its own agency that’s been branded a toxic place for women.

Does Gender Diversity exist in your workplace?

Gender Diversity is a challenge that faces all of us in our organisations, our communities and in Rotary. Recent statistics from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency of the Australian Government highlights that Women comprise 45.8% of all employees in Australia. As a proportion of all employees, 24.7% are women working full time and 21.1% are women working part time.

It's reigning men. How our convict past explains our glass ceiling

Why does Tony Abbott have only one woman in his cabinet of 18 men? Why does BHP have only two women on its 12-man board? Why does Australia itself have one of the lowest rates of female company directorships in the world?

Gender disparity: roles for women lag in corporate world

It will take decades for women to achieve meaningful representation in the upper levels of corporate Australia unless a determined approach is embraced, according to the 2012 Australian Census of Women in Leadership.

Women in Rotary

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Women in Rotary was created by The Rotary Club of Albert Park in order to initiate and support a dynamic Rotary culture where men and women work together to expand and build on existing strengths with the benefits of diversity to improve the lives of individuals and communities in a way consistent with the RI Strategic Plan.

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Rotary provides opportunities for ordinary women to do extraordinary things.