@avrilhenry It is better to remain quiet and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt - unknown #quote

I asked a number of Gen Y female entrepreneurs on social media the following two questions:

  1. What are your top 3 issues for the election?

  2. Are you engaged, disengaged or disillusioned with the current election campaign? Why?

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Yes, that is correct – we need quotas for men! As we approach yet another International Women’s Day, and face questions such as:

  • “When is International Men’s Day?” to which I usually respond with: “The other 364 days of the year!”
  • “Should we have targets, or quotas?”
  • “Won’t quotas result in reverse discrimination against men?”
  • “Aren’t we risking not selecting people based on merit if we have quotas?”
  • “Aren’t most women themselves against quotas?”
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I have always found it both perplexing and amusing that the people who have the most to say about feminism, misogyny, sexual harassment and gender discrimination are people who have NEVER experienced it – often men! And they tell you to: “Lighten up and get over it.” I am hugely in favour of experiential learning where you are introduced to the experience in a controlled environment, and have an insight (not the real thing) into what it may feel like.

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There are currently a multitude of articles, interviews and conversations taking place in Australia and around the world about greater gender equality. This is a good thing because when we start talking about difficult, challenging topics it means we are thinking about it more, and therefore questioning the status quo.

Though the past four decades have seen significant generational shifts with more women entering the global workforce, we have a long way to go and much needs to be done to advance women to senior leadership roles. The promising news is that the number of women is growing, albeit it in middle management roles rather than at senior levels.

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