Focus issue 200 February 2017
We need a critical mass of women in Australian leadership roles
In this issue:
By Rosalind Dubs and Michael Edwards
Women in business in Australia have not yet reached critical mass. We must speak out and take firm action to increase the numbers of capable women in the driving seat.
By Graham Schaffer, Else Shepherd, Doreen Thomas and Mark Hoffman
A number of engineering faculties have started diversity programs, but we need to better understand the reasons behind individual choice.
By Kathryn Fagg
Everyone in organisations knows which roles are the most important. We need to have a critical mass of women in them.
By Mark Toner
In general, patriarchy isn’t an explicit ongoing effort by men to dominate women; it’s a long-standing system that we are born into, accept and participate in, mostly unconsciously.
By Susan Pond
The Athena SWAN principles and programs such as SAGE are relevant in any societal, political and economic context and for every woman and girl, man and boy in Australia.
By Dr Wafa El-Adhami and Dr Saraid Billiards
A national effort to overcome the cultural and organisational factors that discourage girls and women from studying in the STEM areas.
Also in this issue:
Enhancing Australia's prosperity through technology and innovation