Currently 39% of single Australian women are retiring in poverty and declining rates of home ownership will only push this figure higher. Clearly, changes to superannuation, especially tax concessions on super are needed.
New data covering four million employees in Australia reveals there has been some progress towards workplace gender equality but stubborn gender pay gaps persist across all industries, occupations and management categories.
The Professional Association for Australia’s ICT Sector has launched a new report, The Promise of Diversity Gender Equality in the ICT Profession, outlining a series of recommendations to increase participation of women in the profession.
A WEST Australian engineer and a Queensland-based business analyst are among hundreds of women across Australia’s resource industry to connect through a unique e-Mentoring program for women in mining.
While Oprah’s words are inspiring and provoking, it feels like the ‘call to arms’ is meaningless without some tangible tools and available mentors to show women HOW they could actually achieve their goals.
A gender pay gap in average annual earnings for full-time permanent employees results in an annual 19.3% shortfall in superannuation contributions for women compared to men, new data from WGEA shows.
The list of the top 100 most influential Australians in the knowledge economy, includes 21 women who are shaking things up in research, commercialisation, innovation, and entrepreneurship in Australia.
The mindfulness wave is sweeping across the Australian corporate world with Google, IBM, and Telstra all undertaking corporate-based mindfulness programs, reinforcing the importance of practicing mindfulness these holidays.
Working outdoors has long been considered the domain of men, but this shouldn’t be the case. There are plenty of outdoor career options that would be perfect for women. The good thing is there is plenty of choice.
Professor Retha Wiesner, is coordinating the three-week training and development program, linking successful Australian women entrepreneurs and leaders with a group from Nepal and Bangladesh.
The Workplace Gender Equality Agency has announced the 2015 Employers of Choice for Gender Equality. 90 employers received the EOCGE citation for commitment and best practice in promoting gender equality in Australian workplaces.
Ann Sherry has been named the 2015 The Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards overall winner for leadership and her significant contribution to the social and economic advancement of women.
It has never been so easy to get formal training in business and management. Online learning options allow you to study for a business certificate, diploma or degree where and when it suits you.
As well as setting up and managing Australia’s most successful fitness brand, Jacinta McDonnell’s entrepreneurial spirit has led to the development of several other business and personal ventures.
WorldSkills mentors Alexis Scott and Donna DeMaria support hairdresser Hayley Parker as she prepares to compete in the international skills competition in Sao Paulo, Brazil, from 11th to 16th August 2015.
The power of inclusive leadership; igniting innovation, collaboration, and building business connections are key themes for the 27th Women, Management and Work conference to be held 6 November 2015.
When it comes to studying, time is precious and you need to maximise your time. As much as most students would like a quick and easy way to study, there is no quick fix, but there are ways to make the most of your study time.
Surviving your time away can be much easier if you know what to expect and properly prepare for it. Read these handy tips for making being away from home as easy and cost effective as possible.
Have you ever been asked a question that you felt uncomfortable with during a job interview? Although many job seekers aren’t aware of this, certain questions are illegal for interviewers to ask.
20 organisations have been recognised by Pride in Diversity, Australia’s first and only national employer support program for the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in the workplace.
Human Rights Commissioner has launched a national guide to help lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) students in Australia to find a supportive and inclusive university.
Nowadays, people rarely stay in one role for their entire lives, as their parents did. So if you’re considering a shift in focus in your mid-30s be assured that it is absolutely the right thing to do.
The first thing that strikes you is that visual merchandisers have to do a lot more than simply clothe mannequins. The job is far more involved than many people realise.
What if you really don’t enjoy the job you originally dreamed of doing. Was all that hard work and study for nothing? And where do you go from there? Don’t force yourself into a job you don’t enjoy.
It’s fair to say just about everyone will work for a bad employer at some point in their lives. Things may look lovely and sane during the initial job interview but it’s only once you’re in the door that the cracks begin to appear.
The current gender pay gap in Australia is translating into a superannuation gap of a whopping 47%. Women are currently retiring with $90,000 less than men, and 29% of women over 65 are living below the poverty line.
Master Builders Australia has celebrated International Women’s Day 2015 by recognising the achievements of women in the building and construction industry in Australia.
Australia’s resource industry employer group, AMMA is urging all resource employers to take inspiration from leading workforce initiatives within the sector to build greater strength through gender diversity.
Australian Women Online would like to congratulate all the winners of the 2015 NAB Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards which were announced at a luncheon in Sydney on 26 February 2015.
The Fair Work Ombudsman has created A Guide to Starting a New Job. While the guide is aimed at young people, migrants and women who have been out of the workforce raising children, will also find it useful.
Administrative and support services have contributed a whopping 7.8% to the national gender pay gap in the past year.
Changing careers has become a fairly common path to take, but this doesn’t mean it’s going to be an instant life success. To change career is to change a huge part of your life, so you want to make sure you do it right.
New data released by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) this week shows that women in management positions get paid less than their male peers. Pay inequity also persists below management ranks.
Just as technology has made it possible for us to continually push the boundaries in the world of medicine and health care, technology has led to incredible gains in the delivery of education.
Jackie Glazier, is one of the most promising and upcoming players on the international poker circuit. She has won more than 1.2 Million Dollars to date. But it’s not all about cash for 40 year old Jackie.
Women at the law firm of Quinn & Scattini, specialise in family and criminal law, assisting families and children find resolutions in cases of domestic violence, divorce, and the division of property and assets.
Meet the women who are training the real estate agents of tomorrow. The REAA is recognised by the Office of Fair Trading for its nationally credited certificate and licensing real estate courses.
Professional women are looking into secondary income opportunities in the adult entertainment industry. Most are simply intrigued at the opportunity to make extra money while being someone’s fantasy.
Now in its fourth year, the Woman of the Year Awards formally recognises the outstanding contributions of women in NSW and celebrates their significant individual achievements at work and in the community.
Managers are now facing a multitude of challenges; trying to maintain high levels of productivity in a competitive business climate and ensuring their workforce is engaged and healthy.