The inaugural Financy Women's Index report was launched today - on International Women’s Day - with the quarterly report on the working-lives of Australian women showing solid improvements.
In the 12 months to December 2016, the Financy Women’s Index improved 4.1 points to 106.2 points, as the number of women occupying corporate board positions rose and the disparity between average earnings fell to its lowest in five years.
The report shows that the 'real estate, rental and hiring sector' achieved average quarterly growth of 2 per cent in the participation of women over the past five years, compared only 0.1 per cent growth among men.
Key findings include:
- Corporate Australia drove with index higher as ASX top 20 companies surpass a 30% target for women on boards
- The number of women in full-time work has not yet cracked the 3-million mark
- Over 50% of women are enrolling in tertiary studies linked to industries with low wages growth
- The gap between the average superannuation balances of women and men has widened by 2 percentage points over the past five years
You can register to download the report at the financy.com.au web site.
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