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03 April 2018 Posted by 

Women in leadership roles continues to rise

THE number of women working and in leadership roles in NSW continues to steadily increase, according to the NSW Government’s Then and Now report.
 
The report is a snap shot of the progress of women working in current or previously male-dominated industries. 
 
The report, released by Minister for Women Tanya Davies, shows women’s share of employment across traditionally male dominated industries is increasing at an average rate of between two and five per cent per annum, while the number of women completing an apprenticeship or traineeship grows annually by 1.9 per cent. 
 
Women’s unemployment in NSW has decreased by 3.8 percentage points over the past 30 years and women’s share of employment as chief executives and general managers has increased by an annual average of 4.9 per cent, from a share of 12.7 per cent to a 28.6 per cent share in 2017.   
 
“At the end of last year in the public sector more than 37 per cent of senior leadership roles were held by women, while this makes the NSW Government more progressive than the private sector (26 per cent), there is still more work to do,” Mrs Davies said. 
 
Mrs Davies said educating young women on the range of employment and career opportunities out there and helping them reach their goals was vital to ensuring financial security and independence for women in the future. 
 
To view the report, visit www.women.nsw.gov.au/womens_data
 


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