NSW leads on closing the gender pay gap

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.

42.7% of Australian Government Board Members are women

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.

Slow work on the Global Gender Gap

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.

The Dream Gap for Girls

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).  

She’s Price(d)less

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.