New data from Workplace Gender Equality Agency released today shows that progress on closing the workplace gender pay gap has stalled.
Women are on average earning $26,600 less than men.
The WGEA 2021-22 Employer Census also found:
❌ Just 22% of CEOs are women.
❌ Men are more likely to hold managerial positions, even in female-dominated industries.
❌ Just 1 in 5 boards are gender-balanced.
❌ More than 1 in 5 boards have no women at all.
WGEA Agency Director Mary Wooldridge says while too many employers have failed to step up on fender equality, there are some committed, leading employers who are picking up the pace of change.
“Lasting change requires employers to make bold, creative choices that send a signal to all employees that gender equality is a core part of their business strategy and a priority for those in leadership and managerial roles,” she says.
“Leading employers are already putting solutions in place that address challenges like workforce shortages by tailoring factory shifts around school pick-up and drop-off times or promoting – and role-modelling – flexible hours or part-time work arrangements among managers and executives.”
Unfortunately, the data echoes findings from the 2022 CEW Census. It showed at the current rate it will take 100 years for women to make up at least 40% of all CEO positions on the ASX200.
Browse Australia’s Gender Equality Scorecard: https://www.wgea.gov.au/