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

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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Mysteryman 9:46 pm 28 Sep 11

chewy14 said :

Jim Jones said :

Holy sh1t, the ABS, FAHSCIA and News Ltd are all part of the left-wing, PC-driven equality industry!!!

This thing is bigger than we thought, the conspiracy is truly vast.

Yeah, just like the conspiracy of every company deliberately losing money by paying male employees extra money when they could be hiring cheap female labour.
Damn those evil Capitalists and their money hungry ways.

Shh.. don’t burst his little bubble. His whole world might come crashing down and then who knows what rants me might have to endure!

chewy14 6:25 pm 28 Sep 11

Jim Jones said :

Holy sh1t, the ABS, FAHSCIA and News Ltd are all part of the left-wing, PC-driven equality industry!!!

This thing is bigger than we thought, the conspiracy is truly vast.

Yeah, just like the conspiracy of every company deliberately losing money by paying male employees extra money when they could be hiring cheap female labour.
Damn those evil Capitalists and their money hungry ways.

milkman 5:43 pm 28 Sep 11

Jim Jones said :

Holy sh1t, the ABS, FAHSCIA and News Ltd are all part of the left-wing, PC-driven equality industry!!!

This thing is bigger than we thought, the conspiracy is truly vast.

Some of these organisations have senior executives who are women!

Jim Jones 4:07 pm 28 Sep 11

Holy sh1t, the ABS, FAHSCIA and News Ltd are all part of the left-wing, PC-driven equality industry!!!

This thing is bigger than we thought, the conspiracy is truly vast.

Jim Jones 3:54 pm 28 Sep 11

Ben_Dover said :

Jim Jones said :

Ben_Dover said :

“left-wing, PC driven, equality industry”, and are hardly neutral or unbiased.

Lol, the evil feminazis are at it again.

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No Jim. No mention of “feminaizis”. Can I recommend a good optician, or remedial reading tutor for you?

Oh, must have been the ‘equality industry’ jarring my vision.

Ben_Dover 3:50 pm 28 Sep 11

Jim Jones said :

Ben_Dover said :

“left-wing, PC driven, equality industry”, and are hardly neutral or unbiased.

Lol, the evil feminazis are at it again.

I

No Jim. No mention of “feminaizis”. Can I recommend a good optician, or remedial reading tutor for you?

Ben_Dover 3:48 pm 28 Sep 11

Jim Jones said :

Jim Jones said :

Ben_Dover said :

“left-wing, PC driven, equality industry”, and are hardly neutral or unbiased.

You should totally write all about this on Andrew Bolt’s blog. Maybe it would cheer him up.

Again, nothing to dispute what I have said, just personal attack. Why not join in the debate Jim?

Jim Jones 3:46 pm 28 Sep 11

Jim Jones said :

Ben_Dover said :

“left-wing, PC driven, equality industry”, and are hardly neutral or unbiased.

You should totally write all about this on Andrew Bolt’s blog. Maybe it would cheer him up.

Jim Jones 3:45 pm 28 Sep 11

Ben_Dover said :

“left-wing, PC driven, equality industry”, and are hardly neutral or unbiased.

Lol, the evil feminazis are at it again.

Ben_Dover 3:18 pm 28 Sep 11

You know, I’ve just gone through every one of those link of yours Jim, and they all say pretty much the same thing, I’ll use this to illustrate;

•Previous research on the wage gap in Australia has been quite extensive, but drawing firm conclusions about the key determinants of the wage gap in Australia from the literature is difficult due to the range of findings, and the wide variation in samples, methods and focus in earlier studies.
•It is clear from previous studies that a large proportion of the wage gap in Australia cannot be explained simply by the differing characteristics or endowments of men and women. In most studies, a very large majority of the wage gap is due to differences between the wages of men and women that cannot be explained by the sorts of variables which are included in gender wage gap models. These unexplained differences in wages may be due to direct discrimination, or to other unmeasured differences between men and women
•In order to quantify the contribution of particular variables to the wage gap in Australia, as well as provide policy relevance, we use a simulation methodology developed by Olsen and Walby. This approach moves the average characteristics of women to those of men, and quantifies how much the wage gap would be reduced and how much women’s wages would improve if this were to occur. This process is undertaken for variables considered to have relevance to policy and gender wage differentials, and all other variables are treated as controls.
•Using this simulation methodology we find that the key determinants of the gender wage gap in Australia include industrial segregation (25 per cent), labour force history (seven per cent), under-representation of women with vocational qualifications (five per cent) and under-representation of women in large firms (three per cent). However, being a woman accounts for a very large 60 per cent of the wage gap. This finding is in line with other literature and represents that part of the wage gap which is due to discrimination or other differences between men and women not captured by differences in their measured characteristics.

In other words; “we will continue to claim there’s a wage/pay/income gap, and claim it is due to being a woman, but we cannot prove a damn thing.”

Oh, and most of those sources come from what I call the; “left-wing, PC driven, equality industry”, and are hardly neutral or unbiased.

Ben_Dover 3:09 pm 28 Sep 11

Jim Jones said :

Um … nope. There are buckets and buckets of research that demonstrates otherwise (I’ve already made reference to quite a lot). There was one mentioned in the SMH this morning: http://www.smh.com.au/national/mindless-bias-holds-women-in-check-20110927-1kvhz.html

And an entire wikipedia entry about gender pay gap in Australia with lots of lovely links to peer reviewed evidence that demonstrates otherwise: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender_pay_gap_in_Australia

And yet neither of your two links give any reasons for this alleged “pay gap” other than to say; ” simply due to women managers being female”, and the like. No substance whatsoever.

maui 2:51 pm 28 Sep 11

So you are waiting for the men’s awards hey….how about you men actually go ahead and organise that? Oh that’s right your a man….it may take a while whilst you wait for a woman to do it for you.

Mysteryman 2:46 pm 28 Sep 11

The rest of which citations? I wasn’t aware that you’d copied and pasted anything else from wikipedia.

Jim Jones 2:41 pm 28 Sep 11

Mysteryman said :

Jim Jones said :

“Ian Watson of Macquarie University examined the gender pay gap among full-time managers in Australia over the period 2001-2008, and found that between 65 and 90 % of this earnings differential could not be explained by a large range of demographic and labor market variables. Watson notes that a “major part of the earnings gap is simply due to women managers being female.” He also found that despite the “characteristics of male and female managers being remarkably similar, their earnings are very different, suggesting that discrimination plays an important role in this outcome.”[“

“while some of the 17 per cent earnings gap between men and women can be explained by different occupational choices and other factors, most of the wage difference was ”explained by being a woman or by being a man”. And it warns that companies’ attempts to reform their workplaces can be undermined by unconscious bias, especially against women in roles of authority.”

Arguing against the existence of gender pay disparity in Australia is akin to arguing against the existence of climate change – all the evidence and experts are on one side, the other side consists of people who believe that personal belief and ideological leanings trump reality and peer-reviewed research.

Copying and pasting the results from one study that you found on Wikipedia hardly qualifies as evidence for your claim that “all the experts are on one side” – especially as other experts, such as Juan Barón & Deborah Cobb-Clark (both of ANU) who found that “irrespective of labour market sector, the gender wage gap among low-paid, Australian workers is more than explained by differences in wage-related characteristics. The gender wage gap among high-wage workers, however, is largely unexplained in both sectors suggesting that glass ceilings (rather than sticky floors) may be prevalent. Gender differences in employment across occupations advantage (rather than disadvantage) all women except those in high-paid, private-sector jobs…”. High-paid, private-sector jobs are a small part of the workforce. Hardly the picture of widespread and ingrained discrimination you’re trying to paint.

I’ve read the study that you’re copying and pasting from and while I may have misunderstood it, the author doesn’t appear to directly address the issue of men working an average of 6% more hours a week, and having 13% more experience on average than the woman, despite the fact that it clearly shows in his tables.

Firstly, the discussion was centred on high-paying roles. And yes, it is well established that pay disparities are greater at high levels (particularly management level) – not to mention the fact that traditionally female industries all just happen to be very low paying compared with traditionally male industries.

What’s your response to the rest of the citations? Information on gender pay disparity is hardly hard to find. As mentioned previously, there was a new report released very recently and appeared in the newspapers today (I’ve already given a link).

Is that all part of the vast conspiracy against men or something?

Finally, I’m not painting a picture of “widespread and ingrained discrimination”. The problem is well acknowledged to be largely a result of unconscious systemic bias.

That doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist and/or doesn’t warrant looking at closely.

johnboy 2:33 pm 28 Sep 11

Actually I did know that JJ, but thank you, I hadn’t been patronised today.

Jim Jones 2:30 pm 28 Sep 11

johnboy said :

in my observation of women in the workforce there’s a lot more to the calls on their attention than just the formal absences.

To say nothing of you have to wonder how many would choose to accurately record the full extent of their absences?

In choosing to side with a vast conspiracy, as opposed to neglect, you seem to be abandoning occams razor.

Vast conspiracy? Give me a break.

Try “systemic bias”. Read some of the research, it really is very simple.

Also – I think that you’ve misunderstood what Occam’s Razor actually means: “when faced with competing hypotheses that are equal in other respects, selecting the one that makes the fewest new assumptions”.

It doesn’t mean “the simplest explanation is the best”, that’s a common misconception.

Mysteryman 2:26 pm 28 Sep 11

Jim Jones said :

“Ian Watson of Macquarie University examined the gender pay gap among full-time managers in Australia over the period 2001-2008, and found that between 65 and 90 % of this earnings differential could not be explained by a large range of demographic and labor market variables. Watson notes that a “major part of the earnings gap is simply due to women managers being female.” He also found that despite the “characteristics of male and female managers being remarkably similar, their earnings are very different, suggesting that discrimination plays an important role in this outcome.”[“

“while some of the 17 per cent earnings gap between men and women can be explained by different occupational choices and other factors, most of the wage difference was ”explained by being a woman or by being a man”. And it warns that companies’ attempts to reform their workplaces can be undermined by unconscious bias, especially against women in roles of authority.”

Arguing against the existence of gender pay disparity in Australia is akin to arguing against the existence of climate change – all the evidence and experts are on one side, the other side consists of people who believe that personal belief and ideological leanings trump reality and peer-reviewed research.

Copying and pasting the results from one study that you found on Wikipedia hardly qualifies as evidence for your claim that “all the experts are on one side” – especially as other experts, such as Juan Barón & Deborah Cobb-Clark (both of ANU) who found that “irrespective of labour market sector, the gender wage gap among low-paid, Australian workers is more than explained by differences in wage-related characteristics. The gender wage gap among high-wage workers, however, is largely unexplained in both sectors suggesting that glass ceilings (rather than sticky floors) may be prevalent. Gender differences in employment across occupations advantage (rather than disadvantage) all women except those in high-paid, private-sector jobs…”. High-paid, private-sector jobs are a small part of the workforce. Hardly the picture of widespread and ingrained discrimination you’re trying to paint.

I’ve read the study that you’re copying and pasting from and while I may have misunderstood it, the author doesn’t appear to directly address the issue of men working an average of 6% more hours a week, and having 13% more experience on average than the woman, despite the fact that it clearly shows in his tables.

chewy14 2:24 pm 28 Sep 11

90% of prison inmates in Australia are male.
I demand that the government fix this horrible discrimination against females now.

Jim, I’ve read the reports that came up with the 17% figure. They list a range of causal factors, like motherhood and hours worked to which they attribute about 8% of the figure.

They then attribute the remaining 9% to gender discrimination.
They do this, not because they found evidence of gender discrimination, but simply because they couldn’t think of any other reasons for the gap.
Social factors like what people actually want are not taken into account. Perhaps you can see the fault in this kind of methodology?

Interestingly, there is no pay gap for Gen Y. Perhaps because changes to the workplace are filtering through or perhaps because they generally don’t have kids or a family yet.

johnboy 1:51 pm 28 Sep 11

in my observation of women in the workforce there’s a lot more to the calls on their attention than just the formal absences.

To say nothing of you have to wonder how many would choose to accurately record the full extent of their absences?

In choosing to side with a vast conspiracy, as opposed to neglect, you seem to be abandoning occams razor.

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