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?
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.
Australia is falling behind other nations in terms of women in corporate and political leadership positions, a new study shows.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) on Tuesday released the December Australian Social Trends (AST) study.
Australia lags behind much of the world when it comes to the number of women in business leadership positions.
The Randstad Workmonitor Report shows that only 38 per cent of Australians surveyed said that female employees make up at least half of the leadership positions at their current employer.