In His Own Words: The Male Perspective on Gender Diversity

2019-08-22T15:27:20+10:00November 7th, 2013|Media|

Orijen works closely with top Australian female executives in promoting female leadership but the fact still remains that men are leading some of Australia’s most prominent organisations in both the public and private sectors. Women still hold less than 10% of executive positions in ASX 200 companies and only 6% of line positions. Nine influential male leaders of society and economics have been interviewed for the [...]

France rewarding dedication to promoting gender equality

2019-08-22T15:54:47+10:00October 21st, 2013|Media|

With Australian statistics showing that many of our top company boardrooms and management have few female representatives, it’s interesting to see how other countries are working towards addressing similar problems. France has implemented a system whereby companies with a good record of moving women into executive positions were awarded by the Ministry of Women’s Rights, where companies that fail to address the issues of gender equality [...]

Orijen in Sunday Life Magazine

2019-08-22T16:04:50+10:00September 29th, 2013|Media|

In this week's Sunday Magazine in the Sun Herald, you can find a great article by Jackie Dent profiling a number of successful female executives from all walks of life. The article examines the ways in which women find the courage and determination to reach the top, recognising that overcoming past adversity is a key factor for many successful women. Jenny Morris, CEO of the [...]

Why Was This Not Front Page News?

2019-08-22T16:12:16+10:00September 22nd, 2013|Media, Orijen News|

Earlier this month, the Sun Herald reported that first Male Champion of Change award had to be cancelled because there were not enough entries. This award was created to recognise a man who demonstrated outstanding commitment to supporting womens career development, promoted change, or had demonstrated a positive impact on gender equality in the workplace. Why was this not front page news? Where is the discussion [...]

Marissa Mayer on Vogue

2019-08-22T16:25:53+10:00September 1st, 2013|Media|

Everyone's been buzzing for the past few days about Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's interview and cover shoot with Vogue. As Charlotte Alter of Time Magazine says, "The problem isn't a tech titan posing like a supermodel. The problem is a powerful woman being unwilling to own up to her ambition". "Her colleagues are quick to point out her work ethic and her unique talents for her [...]

Parity Portfolio Generating Change in the Boardroom

2019-08-22T16:48:52+10:00July 31st, 2013|Media|

While doing research, Eve Ellis of financial firm Morgan Stanley found a strong correlation between women in the board room and higher company returns. Yet currently, only 16.9 percent of board members are women in the US. Her goal is to help get that number to 50 percent. To do this, she set up a new portfolio called Parity, which only invests in companies that meet [...]

Discrimination in Recruitment: One Man’s Experience

2019-08-22T17:01:20+10:00July 17th, 2013|Media|

In a recent blog post, Perth management consultant Kim O'Grady talked about how a simple tweak of his resume to indicate his gender helped him to get a job after four months of rejections. "My first name is Kim.  Technically it's gender neutral but my experience showed that most people’s default setting in the absence of any other clues is to assume Kim is a women’s [...]

Press Release: Mentorship Cracks the Glass Ceiling

2019-08-22T17:27:17+10:00June 20th, 2013|Media|

Dell’s WITEM™ program tackles gender inequality in IT senior management See full press release Female IT executives in Australia are helping promising future leaders crack ‘unconscious incompetence’ in self-promotion and office politics to rival their male colleagues for the top jobs, as a result of Dell’s Women in IT Executive Mentoring program (WITEM™). Founded by Dell in 2005, the WITEM™ program has identified the potential [...]

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