Welcome to doughnut-days 2021
Back to Zoom, a couple of us are enjoying this time - my ten year old daughter however is not so pleased, missing out on her first day of school.
As we successfully squash this latest 'outbreak' with doughnut days, our thoughts are with those fighting the bushfires in the Perth hills.
Wishing you and yours, family and friends safety in the frontline. Our thoughts are with the locals, emergency workers and volunteers who are all doing it tough battling away under extraordinary conditions.
"Women are jumping at the chance to work in construction & mining when invited to apply"
Challenging traditional recruitment, CEOs for Gender Equity member LiveHire has flipped the traditional model of recruitment. Their data shows that;
"Proactively inviting female candidates to apply for a role is a more effective way to bring greater diversity to male-dominated organisations. Women are jumping at the chance to work in construction & mining when invited to apply - responding 38% of the time and a whopping 10% more than male candidates".
This was found in their recent report Hiring for Gender Diversity in Talent Acquisition.
Congratulations to all WIRA 2021 People's Choice Finalists
Overall our members are well represented with finalists from South32, Rio Tinto and Clough:
Delighted to share that Clough's CEO, Peter Bennett, was nominated for the awards based on achieving real outcomes and impact by;
-prioritising young women getting hands-on experience on site early in their careers;
-promoting genuine workplace flexibility for both men and women;
-expanding parental leave to secondary caregivers; and,
-revamping intern and graduate programs with a focus on an equal gender intake.
Vote now for your WIRA 2021 People's Choice Award finalist.
Making paid work pay for families with children
The report listed several recommendations that includes addressing the State government on the funding model for early childcare that favours kindy at school vs. kindy in childcare and teacher:child supervision ratios which are highest in WA; addressing the tax and transfer system that creates financial disincentives to work more than three days a week with Federal government; and advising WA businesses that more fathers should take parental leave to enable mothers to return to work.
All female recipients for the Australian of the Year awards 2021
Along with Dr Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr Baumann (Senior Australian of the Year), Isobel Marshall (Young Australian of the Year), and Rosemary Kariuki (Australia's Local Hero), Grace Tame was named Australian of the Year 2021. This award acknowledged the amazing work Grace has done, leading the #letherspeak campaign and giving a voice to the survivors of sexual assault.
Thank you to all of the winners for putting the confronting topic of child sexual abuse, Aboriginal cultural awareness and independence, migrant and refugee women, and period poverty on the national agenda.
Give a gift with meaning during these tough times
Due to COVID lockdowns around Australia and the world, a large number of casual workers lose their income as nonessential businesses close their doors.
In 2020, Cathy Humphreys stated that;
"women without work, who are economically dependent on their abusive partners, are at increased risk of being trapped in family violence".
A huge shoutout to Mettle who ensure that their staff (survivors of domestic violence) do not lose any income as a result of lockdowns in WA, providing their staff a bonus pandemic leave. The work that these women do is inspiring.