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.
CEO/MD roles were 84% male, 16% female
73 percent of our survey takers say being “beautiful” helps women get ahead at work, and 84 percent believe it gives them an edge in life in general.
The report captures and critically analyses 243 verified incidents reported to the Islamophobia Register Australia between September 2014 and December 2015.
In the absence of significant savings, superannuation or other assets, the family home has become the key form of wealth for many Australian women.
Combined, these changes could lead to effective marginal tax rates of possibly 100% or higher for some women.
Women consistently trade time in employment for greater time in domestic work even when their resources are on par with men. This is in a society that equates femininity with domesticity.
In the 12 months to December 2016, the Financy Women’s Index powered by Data Digger improved 4.1 points to 106.2 points, as the number of women occuping corporate board positions rose and the disparity between average earnings fell to its lowest level in five years.
In the US, the country which initiated the global Women’s Marches, 72% of men think women have equal opportunities, compared with 53% of women.