Promote female staff on merit – Insurance News Feb 2013

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Insurancenews.com.au 27 February 2013 Women’s career progress in the financial services sector should be based on merit, not quotas, a new industry body says. Quotas are acceptable when a company is selecting graduates but have no place at the senior management level, according to Judith Beck, founder of Financial Executive Women (FEW). “You have 50% girls and 50% boys in …

The case against quotas – Australian Financial Review March 2013

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In an age when equality should be increasing, it’s staggering to see that women are still so far behind their male counterparts when it comes to pay and representation in senior positions. Quotas are often claimed to be the answer. But aside from board and intern positions, I don’t believe they will solve the core issue and, importantly, are not …

More companies look to recruit senior women – Financial Observer, August 2014

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The number of companies looking to hire women for senior leadership roles has significantly increased, according to Financial Recruitment Group managing director Judith Beck. “Over the last couple of years companies have been putting a much greater emphasis on having the right balance,” Beck told financialobserver. “Diversity is much higher on the agenda for employers these days and that’s not …

ASX Group Media Release, 08 March 2013

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Report finds majority of Australia’s listed companies adopt gender diversity policy The majority of Australia’s listed companies now have a gender diversity policy in place or plan to implement one, according to the findings of an independent report released by ASX today. The ASX-commissioned report was conducted by KPMG and analysed compliance by 600 ASX-listed companies with the ASX Corporate …