The full-time gender pay gap may be “trending down”, but men still take home an average of $26,527 more than women each year, according to the latest gender equality scorecard from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency
The WiRE program works to research entrepreneurship and build frameworks which can help support women founders across the state.
Helping connect women across the globe to charities working to put a stop to gender equalities is Sydney-based social enterprise Secret Sisterhood.
The IGEA has announced the launch of The Working Lunch, a program which aims to equip women looking to enter the gaming industry with skills and mentorship.
Predominantly aimed at LGBTQI users, Winkd is a dating app looking to bring the act of meeting someone back to its roots.
It’s not so much that women only recently started coding; rather, some time in the 1980s, women stopped coding.
Sydney-based startup Coder Factory is looking to address the gender imbalance in tech with its new ‘Champions for Change’ initiative.
“When I can walk into an office of a coding team and it’s a 50/50 split between men and women or when I have my own kids and they make up this amazing program in class as part of their core curriculum, I would feel like I’ve achieved what I’m setting out to do.”
Women’s participation and success in male-dominant industries is, at best, treated as an anomaly, and at worst, considered a farce.
Women in business’, ’women in tech’ and ‘women in politics’ have been the subject of debate for decades, with no end in sight.
And many men are tired of this conversation.
Engineers Australia recently named Dr Bronwyn Evans, Professional Engineer of the Year 2013. After earning the prestigious title, Dr Evans spoke exclusively with Shoe String about the gender disparity in the engineering industry and her drive to change society’s perception of what it means to be an engineer – especially for women.
In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that our young women and men overwhelmingly receive is that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. How and why should we change this? Last Tuesday ThinkActChange, tackled this question.