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  • Number of women in executive roles could surpass men by 2037

    Respondents of the 2017 Bank of America Women Business Owner Spotlight survey believed that women could match or surpass men in leadership roles, STEM fields, and small business ownership. The number of women in executive leadership roles, STEM fields, and small business ownership roles could match or exceed that of men within the next 20 years, according to the the 2017 Bank of America Women Business Owner Spotlight survey.

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  • Ask your employer to undertake a gender pay audit

    I am yet to meet a person who thinks women should be paid less than men because of their gender, yet the pay gap today is between 16 and 19 per cent, just as it was in 1972. We have had equal pay laws, anti-discrimination laws, multiple inquiries by government agencies, positive campaigns and women entering the workforce in record numbers. Yet this gender pay gap persists. Why? The reasons are complex and straightforward.

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  • Sundar Pichai Should Resign as Google’s C.E.O.

    The Google diversity debate rages on...we were interested by David Brooks' article in the New York Times. Controversial?

    "There are many actors in the whole Google/diversity drama, but I’d say the one who’s behaved the worst is the C.E.O., Sundar Pichai.

    The first actor is James Damore, who wrote the memo. In it, he was trying to explain why 80 percent of Google’s tech employees are male. He agreed that there are large cultural biases but also pointed to a genetic component. Then he described some of the ways the distribution of qualities differs across male and female populations."

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  • Why boards need more women to make more money

    Michael Kimmel is in Australia to give corporate men a bit of a gee-up about equality. "It's so close, it's right there," he says. Women, on average, currently represent 25.2 per cent of all board positions. Experts say that once 30 per cent representation is achieved, gender equality on ASX boards will only be a matter of time. "We can touch it, it's the golden ring, we can grab it," Dr Kimmel says.

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  • LISTEN: 9 podcasts for and about women in business and tech - Salon.com

    From personal and pragmatic interviews with successful entrepreneurs and business owners, to thematic explorations of intersecting identities, these nine podcasts offer a wide range of perspectives on gender and leadership. Spotlights on bold, black women entrepreneurs who scaled their side hustle into profitable businesses. Motivating, thought-provoking interviews with women experts in marketing, sales, social media, and turning a profit.

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