Why women miss out on overseas assignments.

Why women miss out on overseas assignments.

In global organisations, international experience is viewed as essential for executive and leadership roles. 

With just one in four outbound expatriates from Australia being female and no discernable upward trend in the percentage of female expatriates for the last 10 years, organisations may unintentionally be limiting the progression of their high potential female employees.

PWC Australia’s tax client base for over 10,000 workers assigned overseas from 2005

In a year-long research project, led by Dr. Victor Sojo, the CEL and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) collaborated to explore and address the barriers to female mobility. The resulting report was launched in April 2015, in which data collected from HR leaders, academic literature, online surveys, interviews and PwC’s expatriate tax client base was investigated; and seven strategies organisations can employ to increase female participation in global mobility were identified.

7-Step Strategy to Increase Female Mobility

To access the full report, click here.

In the press:

Managers hire a ‘mini-me’: why women miss out on overseas assignments (The Conversation, April '15)

PriceWaterhouseCoopers report uncovers the barriers to expat life for women (Australian Financial Review, April '15)

Why the glass ceiling is thickest when it comes to working overseas (Women's Agenda, April '15)

Why women miss out on overseas assignments (Sunshine Coast Daily, April '15)

Comment: Why women miss out on overseas work postings (SBS, April '15)