Women have made no significant gains in their representation among ASX 200 companies or in key executive positions over the last eight years concludes new research by the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA).
Karin Adcock, the Danish-born entrepreneur who first introduced the popular PANDORA collectible charm bracelet to Australia was named today as the 2010 Telstra New South Wales Business Woman of the Year.
What stands in the way of most businesses are complicated strategies, overwhelming thoughts of how much work is involved and, sometimes, just not knowing where to start or, in fact, if we are even headed in the right direction.
There are almost no women sitting in executive boardrooms across Australia. Although the ASX recently announced plans to force companies to set targets for gender diversity, it seems Australian women are hitting their head on the glass ceiling more than ever before.
Women business operators are more positive about their prospects heading into 2011 and more likely to be aiming for significant business growth than their male counterparts, according to the latest Sensis Business Index released yesterday.