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Congratulations to the 2011 Telstra ACT Business Women’s Award winners

By johnboy - 27 September 2011 47

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has congratulated the winners of the 2011 Telstra ACT Business Women’s Award.

The awarded ones are:

    Telstra ACT Business Woman of the Year; and White Pages Community and Government Award: Dr Robyn Walker, Director-General of Health for the Royal Australian Navy and of Health Capability for the Australian Defence Force – recognised for her service and reforms to improve the health of our armed forces.

    Commonwealth Bank Business Owner Award: Karen Nicholas from Learning Options, Manuka – whose business offers 40 nationally accredited qualifications in business.

    Hudson Private and Corporate Sector Award: Janine Yokom, Westpac Belconnen – recognised for her leadership of the branch which has become one of the top seven of the bank’s 650 national branches.

    Marie claire Young Business Women’s Award: Julie McKay, UN Women Australia, Canberra – recognised for her efforts to diversify the income stream of UN Women Australia which has resulted in a fivefold increase in her operational budget.

    Nokia Business Innovation Award: Barbara Reid, ACT Government Health Directorate.

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Congratulations to the 2011 Telstra ACT Business Women’s Award winners
Jim Jones 12:02 pm 28 Sep 11

You’d better write to Australian Economic Review, The Economic Record, the National Center for Social and Economic Modelling, the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, the Australian Journal of Labour Economics, Goldman Sachs JBWere Investment Research, etc. and tell them that they’re all wrong.

Jim Jones 11:59 am 28 Sep 11

Ben_Dover said :

Jim Jones said :

You’re privileging a link showing a few senior women (with a typo in the subheading no less) over actual figures (such as “Women held only 8.4 per cent of board positions” or maybe even ” despite their higher educational attainment rate, there was not a single industry in Australia where females were paid more than males”, or even, “Australia has a persistent gender pay gap. Between 1990 and 2009, the gender pay gap remained within a narrow range of between 15 and 17%”, or maybe even “WA men will earn about $1 million more than the average-paid woman during a working lifetime because of the gender pay gap”.

There is no pay gap in Australia Jim, men and women get the same pay for the same work. What you are talking about is an income gap, which can be explained in many ways, the main one being duration of service, leave taken, and other priorities which women choose over work/promotion.

Women who prioritise getting to the top (and there are a few, about 8.4% of the work force) can achieve that, we have a female prime minister for example, (an unmarried childless one.) My list showed that many women do make this choice, others do not.

It’s not my fault that the soft left have this idea that women can be more equal than men as long as business and society bend over backwards to accommodate them (which is no equality at all.)

Wow. All the evidence is completely wrong, and you are right.

Who would have thought it?

Ben_Dover 11:50 am 28 Sep 11

Jim Jones said :

You’re privileging a link showing a few senior women (with a typo in the subheading no less) over actual figures (such as “Women held only 8.4 per cent of board positions” or maybe even ” despite their higher educational attainment rate, there was not a single industry in Australia where females were paid more than males”, or even, “Australia has a persistent gender pay gap. Between 1990 and 2009, the gender pay gap remained within a narrow range of between 15 and 17%”, or maybe even “WA men will earn about $1 million more than the average-paid woman during a working lifetime because of the gender pay gap”.

There is no pay gap in Australia Jim, men and women get the same pay for the same work. What you are talking about is an income gap, which can be explained in many ways, the main one being duration of service, leave taken, and other priorities which women choose over work/promotion.

Women who prioritise getting to the top (and there are a few, about 8.4% of the work force) can achieve that, we have a female prime minister for example, (an unmarried childless one.) My list showed that many women do make this choice, others do not.

It’s not my fault that the soft left have this idea that women can be more equal than men as long as business and society bend over backwards to accommodate them (which is no equality at all.)

Jim Jones 11:39 am 28 Sep 11

Ben_Dover said :

If only 8.4% of women are wilingt o make the sacrifices necessary to reach that level, then so be it.
.

Lol.

Yeah, the gender pay gap exists because women are lazy.

You really hit the nail on the head with that one.

Jim Jones 11:38 am 28 Sep 11

Ben_Dover said :

poetix said :

‘Women held only 8.4 per cent of board positions, or 123 seats out of 1467, when a census was conducted this year.

Why is that unfair?

If only 8.4% of women are wilingt o make the sacrifices necessary to reach that level, then so be it.

poetix said :

It’s easy to quote a few exceptions; it’s the overall picture that’s telling.

Another one who doesn’t click links to find out what they are talking about.

You’re privileging a link showing a few senior women (with a typo in the subheading no less) over actual figures (such as “Women held only 8.4 per cent of board positions” or maybe even ” despite their higher educational attainment rate, there was not a single industry in Australia where females were paid more than males”, or even, “Australia has a persistent gender pay gap. Between 1990 and 2009, the gender pay gap remained within a narrow range of between 15 and 17%”, or maybe even “WA men will earn about $1 million more than the average-paid woman during a working lifetime because of the gender pay gap”.

Ben_Dover 11:16 am 28 Sep 11

Jim Jones said :

Wow. A whole 7 women who are in top positions.

Obviously the pendulum has swung much too far in women’s favour if there are *that* many powerful women.

All the statistics and information regarding the gender pay gap in Australia must just be completely made up. After all – SEVEN of them.

Try clicking the link Jim, you’ll not make such a fool of yoruself then.

Ben_Dover 11:14 am 28 Sep 11

poetix said :

‘Women held only 8.4 per cent of board positions, or 123 seats out of 1467, when a census was conducted this year.

Why is that unfair?

If only 8.4% of women are wilingt o make the sacrifices necessary to reach that level, then so be it.

poetix said :

It’s easy to quote a few exceptions; it’s the overall picture that’s telling.

Another one who doesn’t click links to find out what they are talking about.

krats 10:20 am 28 Sep 11

pharmer said :

How is someone from the ACT Government the winner of a business innovation award?

“ACT Government” Does that not give you a clue.

poetix 10:10 am 28 Sep 11

‘So now, your point is utter crap. Women ar enot exculded from top positions in busines, but we still have this divisive and sexist “Women’s award” claptrap.’

Survey of top 200 companies:

‘Women held only 8.4 per cent of board positions, or 123 seats out of 1467, when a census was conducted this year. As well, women held only 8 per cent of key executive management positions and an “alarming” 4.1 per cent of line manager roles which are considered feeders to the top echelons.’ SMH, October 2010

It’s easy to quote a few exceptions; it’s the overall picture that’s telling.

Jim Jones 10:09 am 28 Sep 11

Ben_Dover said :

poetix said :

Check out the board of any big company. Find out about their remuneration. That’s the Men’s Business Awards for you.

Adelaide Brighton, Sam Toppenberg: Executive General Manager Human Resources.

AGL Energy, Jane Thomas: Group Head of People & Culture.

Alesco, Luci Rafferty: Group General Manager, .

Alesco, Rebelle Moriarty: Group General Manager Human Resources.

Alumina, Judith Downes: as the CFO, she is responsible for finance, accounting, treasury, investor relations and taxation.

Amcor, Julie McPherson: Company Secretary since 2005. As both an investment banker and a lawyer,

Amcor, Leslie Desjardins: Joined Amcor in 2007 from GM Holden Ltd in Melbourne where she worked as CFO and Executive Director Finance,

http://www.maynereport.com/articles/2010/04/22-1025-8104.html

So now, your point is utter crap. Women ar enot exculded from top positions in busines, but we still have this divisive and sexist “Women’s award” claptrap.

Wow. A whole 7 women who are in top positions.

Obviously the pendulum has swung much too far in women’s favour if there are *that* many powerful women.

All the statistics and information regarding the gender pay gap in Australia must just be completely made up. After all – SEVEN of them.

pharmer 9:44 am 28 Sep 11

How is someone from the ACT Government the winner of a business innovation award?

Ben_Dover 9:34 am 28 Sep 11

poetix said :

Check out the board of any big company. Find out about their remuneration. That’s the Men’s Business Awards for you.

Adelaide Brighton, Sam Toppenberg: Executive General Manager Human Resources.

AGL Energy, Jane Thomas: Group Head of People & Culture.

Alesco, Luci Rafferty: Group General Manager, .

Alesco, Rebelle Moriarty: Group General Manager Human Resources.

Alumina, Judith Downes: as the CFO, she is responsible for finance, accounting, treasury, investor relations and taxation.

Amcor, Julie McPherson: Company Secretary since 2005. As both an investment banker and a lawyer,

Amcor, Leslie Desjardins: Joined Amcor in 2007 from GM Holden Ltd in Melbourne where she worked as CFO and Executive Director Finance,

http://www.maynereport.com/articles/2010/04/22-1025-8104.html

So now, your point is utter crap. Women ar enot exculded from top positions in busines, but we still have this divisive and sexist “Women’s award” claptrap.

poetix 8:44 am 28 Sep 11

troll-sniffer said :

Still waiting for the Telstra Business Men’s Awards to happen. Fair’s fair.

What a totally unpredictable thing to say!

Check out the board of any big company. Find out about their remuneration. That’s the Men’s Business Awards for you.

steveu 8:33 am 28 Sep 11

I have to agree with troll-sniffer. Its the 21st century. The 60’s ended a while back. I think the pendulum has swung enough. Let bring some equality to out society.

troll-sniffer 10:15 pm 27 Sep 11

Still waiting for the Telstra Business Men’s Awards to happen. Fair’s fair.

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