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7 Myths about Women and Work - Catherine Fox

7 Myths about Women and Work


Published: 1st August 2012
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Being a woman, raising children, succeeding in a leadership role and living a full life remains a tall order in modern Australia if you don’t happen to be extraordinary. Being a woman on a board, running an ASX top –listed company, or running a government department remains an exception rather than the norm. Despite the progress made towards a fairer workplace, in the discussion about the lack of women on boards or the size of the gap between men and women’s pay, tired excuses are recycled. Catherine Fox labels these the seven myths about women and work.

About the Author

Catherine Fox is deputy editor of AFR Boss magazine and writes a weekly column, `Corporate Woman', for the Australian Financial Review. She joined the AFR in 1989 and has held a variety of positions, including marketing and Smart Money editor, and court reporter.

Acronymsp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: Why 7 myths?p. 1
Workplaces are meritocraciesp. 21
The gender pay gap is exaggeratedp. 50
Women don't want the top jobsp. 78
Women with children don't want a careerp. 103
Quotas and targets are dangerous and unnecessaryp. 135
Women should act more like men (and they are their own worst enemies)p. 167
Time will heal allp. 197
Myth-busting and beyondp. 234
Referencesp. 259
Indexp. 267
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ISBN: 9781742233475
ISBN-10: 1742233473
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st August 2012
Publisher: UNSW Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.5  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.28