Men will have to lose jobs to make way for gender equality: Transfield’s Diane Smith-Gander

Our thank to Martin for pointing us to this. The start of the article in the Brisbane Times:

Men may have to move aside from high-profile roles in business and government to make way for women to move in, according to the chairman of Transfield, Diane Smith-Gander.

A bill proposed by a group of Senate crossbenchers would make it compulsory for federal government boards to be at least 40 per cent female.

Ms Smith-Gander, who is also president of the Chief Executive Women group, said to reach that target, and an eventual bigger target of 50-50 representation of women on business boards and in senior roles, capable men would have to make way for capable women.

“When it comes to senior jobs and political appointments I think 50-50 representation is where we’re heading,” she said at an Australian Institute of Company Directors lunch in Melbourne on Tuesday.

About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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