Twenty years ago when I told my boss I was pregnant he congratulated me, then told me that I would need to “tread career water” for a while. Not enough has changed in 20 years. Global research indicates that working mums are far less likely to be interviewed and hired, let alone promoted, as compared with working fathers. The number of women starting their own business increased by 80 per cent since 1991, with two-thirds of all new Australian businesses in the last decade being founded by women. And yet, corporates continue to scratch their figurative heads as to why they are losing their female talent. Come on – it’s really not that much of a mystery.
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