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When women work together, we achieve amazing things.
BPW Australia is a network of women who want to end gender inequality. Our focus is issues that affect women and work.
We’re a member-based NGO that’s part of a global network, BPW International. We make real differences in women’s lives by creating awareness, leading debate and driving change. If it matters to women, it matters to us.
Most of our work is done by our Members. They give their time and passion to support our campaigns, assist with lobbying, run projects and generally make an impact that’s good for women and therefore the world. And we network, learn a lot and have fun along the way.
As an NGO, BPW lobbies business and government at all levels, including at the United Nations, where we hold Special Category Status.
BPW Australia members converged on Ettalong, NSW, earlier this month for their 36th triennial conference. Clubs from across the country elected a new National President and Board, and passed a number of resolutions that will be followed up in coming months. BPW Australia awards of various kinds were announced (see BPW Awards)
The lone lady in a suit is always a matter of interest, whether on a listed company board or in Tony Abbott’s cabinet. Not only does it seem inequitable that women are underrepresented in these influential…
Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick has urged people across Australia to make online submissions to the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Pregnancy and Return to Work National Review which has begun its consultation process.
“In particular, the Commission invites online submissions from women and men who have experienced discrimination while on parental leave or upon their return to work following parental leave, as well as from community organisations that work with women who have experienced discrimination,” Commissioner Broderick said. “We will shortly begin consulting with employers through a separate online questionnaire as well.”
Specifically, Commissioner Broderick said the National Review was interested in consulting all relevant stakeholders and hearing about: the types of challenges faced by women [...]