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  • 'Network contagion' is key to getting healthier numbers of women on company boards

    12 July 2018

    Female representation of 30% on a company board is the tipping point at which it stops being tokenistic and begins to make a difference on things like innovation. Norway, France and Sweden have already achieved this target for companies overall. In Australia, the ambition was to do so in 2018. At this stage, that looks unlikely . This suggests it is time to consider more surgical policies to increase female board membership.

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    Read the full article at The Conversation
  • Are women better team leaders than men?

    12 July 2018

    In some studies and by some metrics, women are indeed better at management.

    The post Are women better team leaders than men? appeared first on Women 2.0.

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  • Why a Generous Paternity Leave Policy Can Be Bad for Equality

    12 July 2018

    gender equality Why a Generous Paternity Leave Policy Can Be Bad for Equality Gender-neutral parental leave policies can be great for women -- but only if fathers take full advantage of the time off. Director, Technology and Commerce at Isobar July 11, 2018 4 A few months ago, I had dinner with my wife to celebrate her birthday.

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  • Men are scared of women at work. A true (and ridiculous) story.

    5 July 2018

    A study commissioned by Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In organisation in the US earlier this year into the extent of men’s withdrawal from working with women paints a similar picture.

    Almost 50% more senior male managers in America, and 40% more men overall, feel uncomfortable participating in common workplace activities with women, than prior to the public reports.

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  • Eight Surprising Reasons Women Are Actually Happier at Work Than Men

    5 July 2018

    New research from employee benefits provider Personal Group's Gender Happiness Gap research suggests that women are happier than men at work. The group surveyed over 1,200 UK employees about their happiness, enthusiasm, pride, and efficiency at work, and it found that, while the gender pay gap is in men's favor, women are actually happier. While 45% of female staff are happy most of the time at work, the same could only be said for 38% of male staff.

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