As a modern mother managing work and mum life, Rebecca is a strong believer in empowering women and mothers in the workplace. Mothers are the fastest-growing segment of the US workforce and in Australia women represent 47% of the workforce. Through small and measured changes towards workplace inclusion and female empowerment, businesses can gain employee loyalty, higher staff retention, experience less business disruption and retain company IP and knowledge. 

Gender workplace statistics at a glance 2017-18

  • Of all women aged 20-24, close to 90% have attained year 12 qualifications or above, compared to 84.4% of men in the same age bracket.

  • Of all women aged 25-29, 44.7% have achieved a bachelor degree or above, compared to 32.1% of similarly-aged men.

  • The full-time average weekly ordinary earnings for women are 14.1% less than for men.

Women in leadership

  • Women hold 13.7% of chair positions and 25.8% of directorships, and represent 17.1% of CEOs and 30.5% of key management personnel. 

  • 35.2% of boards and governing bodies have no female directors. By contrast, only 0.9% had no male directors

References: ABS 2019 Labour Force, WGEA 2019 - Data Explorer, WGEA 2018 - Australia's Gender Equality Scorecard

If you would like to learn more about how your business can benefit from an inclusive workplace, please contact Rebecca here or use the below contact form.