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Dads need to bring more of home to work, Broderick says
"When men step up and work differently ... it says you can be a serious player at work and an engaged dad. That role modelling, that sharing of yourself, your personal experience, your personal challenges is so important and it's what I call courageous leadership." One of the many observations from Elizabeth Broderick's wonderful speech at the CEDA event on August 5th, and a great summary of the themes discussed in The Age.
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Sheryl Sandberg to Grads: Fortune Favors the Bold
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg recently gave an inspiring graduation speech at the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management in Beijing, just weeks after the tragic death of her husband, SurveyMonkey CEO David Goldberg. A key message from Sandberg is that equality in the workplace is not just good for women - it's good for everyone. As she said: "Female participation in the workforce is a major driver of economic growth. Companies that recognize the full talents of the entire population outperform those that do not.”
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Facebook - Managing Unconscious Bias
As the concept of 'unconscious bias' has hit the headlines in the past week (with Julia Gillard recently weighing into the debate), it's interesting to see how Facebook is tackling this issue, with the company recently releasing their internal video training modules for public consumption. As one of the major impediments to a truly diverse workforce, the traction that unconscious bias is beginning to make is both timely and encouraging.
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Lack of boardroom diversity holding back UK PLC – Grant Thornton report
The gender diversity space is highly active at the moment, with a new report from Grant Thornton International suggesting the lack of diversity amongst corporate board members is having an adverse impact on company performance.
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CEDA Luncheon - Changing the landscape of gender equality
Jo Fisher, Managing Director, joins a panel of industry leaders on August 5 2015 as we reflect on the progress, setbacks and clear areas of opportunity to create a more gender equal world. At this forum, the panel and CEDA will invite male and female leaders to engage in a way forward on gender equality: How do we lead with action to accelerate progress?
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12 things you should read if you’re interested in global higher education
From the most international universities in the world to how demographic change will shape 21st-century higher education, some articles of interest on the current global higher education landscape.
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Female representation on UK Boards hits 25% for the first time
The 30% Club launched in the UK in 2010 with a goal of achieving 30% women on FTSE-100 boards by end 2015 – currently the figures stand at 25.4% up from 12.5% in 2009.
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Julia Gillard says 'unconscious bias' against women must be tackled
Former prime minister Julia Gillard says the "unconscious bias" against women has to go as the Greens push for a Senate inquiry into the retirement gender gap.
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Half of Queensland board positions to be women by 2020
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has mandated 50 per cent of board positions on state-owned corporations will be held by women by 2020 – and has called on the private sector to follow suit.
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FSC-CBA Older Workers Report 2015
The Older Workers Report 2015 from the Financial Services Council and Commonwealth Bank shows the notion of retiring at 60 has well and truly become redundant. Will working into the 70's be the new norm in years to come?
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Goodbye rankings: Accenture gives annual performance reviews the flick
Accenture joins the 6% of Fortune 500 companies who have fundamentally transformed their performance-review processes in the past couple of years. How long before the traditional performance review becomes a thing of the past?
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Male executives must back words with action to get more senior corporate women
The latest data from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency reveals women comprise 39.8% of "other managers", 26.1% of key management personnel and 17.3% of CEOs in Australia. Whilst things have certainly improved from a strategic awareness perspective, these figures show that organisations must continue to back up their rhetoric with action when it comes to promoting gender diversity in the workplace.
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AESC Insights: Diversity as a Business Imperative
A recent report from the AESC explains why diversity continues to be a critical business imperative for organisations across the globe.
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AESC launches new website
Our congratulations to the AESC on the launch of their new website. It looks fantastic, and is sure to become the new hub for thought leadership in executive search & leadership consulting.
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Presenteeism over productivity: why flexible working needs a rebrand
Flexible Working's transition from 'laudable concept' to 'practical reality' continues to be a challenge for many Australian organisations. This is an interesting article exploring the ongoing situation in the UK.
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