The theme for IWD this year is Press for Progress. How are progressing?
The pay disparity between men and women in NSW shrank more than in any state last year, helping to reduce the Australia-wide gender pay gap to the narrowest it’s been in over a decade.
130.9 Million globally Girls are not in school (Primary; Lower secondary; Upper secondary)
In 2017 females accounted for the majority of the sharp 403,000 rise in employment, entering more full-time jobs than males.
As at 30 June 2017, there were 337 boards with a total of 2,508 members. Of these, 1,072 board members (42.7 per cent) were women. This compares to 30 June 2016, when there were 332 boards with a total of 2,351 members, 953 (40.5 per cent) of whom were women.
The average annual pay packet of full-time female employees is $26,527 less than men’s, rising to $89,216 at the top level of management.
The most challenging gender gaps remain in the economic and health spheres. Given the continued widening of the economic gender gap, it will now not be closed for another 217 years.
Women who retired in 2016 had an average super balance of $157,000 while men had $271,000 – an average $120,000 less in their super than men.
Two thirds of the worldwide illiterate population are female.
As girls get older, their confidence decreases – from 56 per cent of girls viewing themselves as confident at 10, to 44 per cent by the time they reach 17, to just 27 per cent when they reach adulthood (18-25).
Although organisations are increasingly investing in building culturally diverse and gender balanced leadership profiles, culturally diverse women are notably under-represented in leadership ranks.
Australian women graduate from university in equal numbers to men, but they don’t progress through the workforce at the same rate. Data collected by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency shows that just one in four key management personnel and one in eight CEOs are women.