Manufacturing Push for Gender DiversityApril 20 2017
Women make up only 26 per cent of Australia’s manufacturing workforce, mainly working in administrative roles and less in core operations and leadership positions (source: Australian Government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency). Yet research shows that more gender balanced organisations, with more women in leadership, achieve better financial results, are more innovative, more collaborative and maximise available talent.
Workplaces with more women experience less fraud, less conflict and less staff turnover (Hooper and Genoff 2015).
Women and men from local manufacturing and engineering companies, education establishments and the wider community gathered at a recent GMC-WIMN panel discussion and networking event to share views on increasing the participation of women in the industry and learn from one another.
Read the full article in Geelong Business News