Women on Boards: The Glass Ceiling?

In the most of developed Western democracies, women and men are present  side by side in politics, government, sports and business.  Australia is far behind in terms giving equal share to women, at least in politics and business. Women comprise 46 per cent of all employees in Australia. But they hold only 14.2 per cent of board chairs, 23.6 per cent of directorships, and 15.4 per cent of CEO roles. Although  there have been recent calls for putting more women in corporate boards and  there had been at least one attempt to introduce a bill requiring more women  on corporate boards, only time will tell how far we can go. Is it the “glass ceiling”? Is it the “competency gap”? Or what?

One is a token, two is a presence, three females on a board is a voice.

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