Back in 2014 an Australian female composer commented to Mary Crooks AO, the Executive Director of the Victorian Women’s Trust, that women composers were not commissioned, or their works played, in numbers equal to men.
Could it be possible in 2016, that is was still the case?
The Trust decided it was worth doing some further investigation with a view to exploring how women were faring the world of music and indeed, in the arts more widely.
so that in this lifetime we can be: equally paid for the same work safe on the streets and in our homes equally represented in our parliament and...
As we nudge 2017, it’s a good time to reflect on our progress when it comes to gender balance in the workplace. Over the last sixty years, Australian women have been engaged in the workforce in ever increasing numbers. However, it’s only recently that ‘workplace diversity’ has become the buzz term; a quick Google search brings up a whopping 69,500,000 results. Gender balance in the workplace? Not yet.
Leena van Deventer talks about life after workplace diversity. Teaching girls to code is all well and good, but what comes happens after that? As a game developer, educator and author Leena understands all to well what it means to be out numbered in the workplace. And as she says, 'the struggle doesn't end with people getting hired'. If we really want diversity through and through — we need to start at the top.
so that in this lifetime we can be: