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Chief Executive Women

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In the eye of the beholder: avoiding the merit trap

While most leaders would agree that people should be judged on their merits, a close look at the evaluation of merit reveals that what adds up to merit for some is susceptible to bias and clouded judgement.
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Level the playing field: a call for action on gender parity in Australia

This survey of more than 1,000 Australian executives finds that they still do not believe there is an equal opportunity for women to be selected for leadership positions. The survey shows that companies can take three measures to close the gap - and create a...
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What stops women from reaching the top? Confronting the tough issues

This survey of 842 Australian business professionals debunks the myth that competing work-home priorities are the greatest block for women seeking senior management roles. This is still a big issue for many women, but a majority of those surveyed felt that management style differences between...
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Creating a positive cycle: critical steps to achieving gender parity in Australia

These survey results discredit the notion that achieving equal representation of women in executive positions is simply a matter of time, showing instead that the biggest factor in enabling women to reach their full potential is the presence of women in leadership positions.
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Actions speak louder than words: CEO conduct that counts

Based on survey responses from nearly 1,500 senior executives, this report finds there are critical leadership behaviours that can make major differences in employee perceptions of the organisation in general and as a place for women to progress. These leadership behaviours affect engagement levels for...