International Women’s Day has undergone quite the makeover in its 107 years of observance. In 1909, the inaugural Woman’s Day (singular) was celebrated in the US, instigated by the Socialist Party of America. In the subsequent years, European socialists introduced the concept to Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland, with more than one million people attending… Continue reading IWD 2016
First of all a very big Thank You to you all for joining us on our Hedy Journey this year. It's been a busy time filled with writing, travelling, interviews and most importantly planning for 2016. But we can't forget 2015, and some of the highlights for both women and engineering. See you next year!
I was thinking about gender targets/quotas this week after a signalling colleague in the Hunter Region made me aware of ARTC's exemption from the Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW which allows them to advertise, specifically, for female track workers: https://www.artc.com.au/2015/09/18/women-trackworkers-wanted/ ARTC has the same gender target, 30% women, as my own organisation, Aurizon. Earlier this year, on International… Continue reading Throwback Thursday – The Great Debate