A guest post from Deborah O’Ferry – “Looking at feminism with a parental lens, mums of Australia can’t be CEO’s, be financially independent or go out and join a soccer team, if they are not supported and given the room to make those choices. But men, as parents, can’t support women if they are not given the empathy, flexibility or the information to, either.”
The General Sir John Monash Foundation recently announced the recipients of its 2021 scholarships, Australia’s most prestigious postgraduate overseas study program. Among the recipients was emergency nurse of 15 years, Emily Ragus, who intends to complete a PhD in utilisation of gender empowerment theory within disasters promoting equality as a health diplomacy tool for Australia.
A guest post from Alison Booth discussing her new novel, The Philosopher’s Daughters, and the importance of writing women into history.
Australia’s gender equality gap is expected to worsen during and following the coronavirus pandemic, leaving women with greater financial risks than their male counterparts. In this interview, Natasha Janssens, who came to Australia as a refugee at 18 years old and now runs Women With Cents, shares what the risks are for women and what they can do today to protect their long-term finances.
We asked four highly accomplished women in STEM what can be done to drive change on diversity in STEM fields.
Gemma Lloyd shares why she started WORK180, a platform that connects recruiters and job seekers, with the mission “to empower every woman to choose a workplace where they can thrive”.
Femeconomy’s founders, Jade Collins and Alanna Bastin-Byrne share why they started Femeconomy and how they are tackling gender equality one board at a time.