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By Catherine Fox

ISBN-10: 1742241174

ISBN-13: 9781742241173

Being a lady, elevating kids, succeeding in a management position and dwelling a whole existence is still a tall order in sleek Australia if you happen to do not ensue to be impressive. Being a girl on a board, working an ASX most sensible –listed corporation, or working a central authority division continues to be an exception instead of the norm. regardless of the growth made in the direction of a fairer place of work, within the dialogue in regards to the loss of ladies on forums or the scale of the space among males and women's pay, drained excuses are recycled. Catherine Fox labels those the seven myths approximately ladies and paintings.

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It quickly became apparent that the column had struck a chord. Just as I found the 7 myths format a useful shorthand for communicating some of the enduring themes I noticed in my work on this area, so it seemed my readers found it a handy way of summarising a lot of the trends, misunderstandings and frustrations they noticed in their workplaces. They told me the column helped to get their thoughts in order and also provided ammunition for those informal workplace conversations that actually carry a lot of weight and influence attitudes.

Women were routinely left off lists for promotion and, until the 1960s, had to resign when they got married.

Many women find out the hard way that despite being told a strong work ethic will generate its own rewards, regardless of anything else, the reality is quite different. For all the talk about diversity programs there’s also a whole range of ways in which merit is not being enabled in many daily business practices, according to Gender Worx consultant Karen Morley, and analysing recruitment or promotion procedures and ‘value’ statements would help. It’s also pivotal for companies wanting to see results to talk about the gender issue as something for which men and women both have responsibility.

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