While Australian businesses are aware of the business imperative for advancing women and many organisations are working towards the goal change is still slow.
To get to the heart of the issue Ernst & Young interviewed 15 successful female leaders and asked them what has enabled their success with a view to generate discussion and support the change agenda.
The report highlights both the enablers to women’s career success as well as some of the common blockages they face including unconscious bias, rigid work hours. Unaffordable childcare and flexible work practices"
In the report on their website Ernst & Young examines the issue of female representation in the workplace in its fourth installment of the Women in Leadership series - In their own words.
While their focus is mainly corporate Australia the issues are equally applicable in aid and development agencies and charitable sector as emphasised by interviewees from UN Women; Reconciliation Australia; Fitted for Work and Miracle Babies.
Check out the interviews and report here: http//www.ey.com/au/women