Media Centre: Releases



Exploring the use of quotas for women in leadership roles

  • Author: Jennifer Whelan & Robert Wood

The Conversation (May 2012) Increases to the number of women in senior leadership roles have been slow to occur, would significant further increases be best achieved by targets or mandated quotas?

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Fix the flaws in flexible working: it’s a sure way for all to profit

  • Author: Robert Wood

The Australian (Nov 13) Claims that men fear competing with women mask the real problems behind our lack of gender diversity in senior leadership roles.

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Just Harmless Fun

  • Author: Victor Sojo & Robert Wood

Melbourne Review (Sep 2012) ‘Low level’ sexual comments have a major impact on women’s work performance and are a critical factor in whether they survive and prosper in organisations or leave.

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Managers hire a ‘mini-me’: why women miss out on overseas assignments

  • Author: Victor Sojo

The Conversation (Apr 2015) International experience is crucial for attaining senior leadership roles in multinational organisations. Currently, only one in four outbound expatriates from Australia are women. This situation might be unintentionally…

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Overt or covert, sexism at work causes real harm

  • Author: Victor Sojo

The Conversation (Oct 2014) It is fairly common for media to report incidents of overt sexism and sexual harassment at work. Colleagues demanding sexual favours and verbal and physical abuse are examples of behaviour that have been…

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Unconscious bias and its impact on the gender salary gap

  • Author: Robert Wood

The Conversation (Oct 2014) Chief executives who don’t care about the gender pay gap or believe that closing it will only increase costs, might want to consider some of the benefits of audits and strategies for identifying and closing…

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‘Just Joking’ is no excuse for sexist behaviour at work

  • Author: Robert Wood

Sydney Morning Herald (Aug 12) When a perpetrator of sexism responds that they are ''just joking'', it diminishes women by their gender, and by their sense of humour and social competence.

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