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It all started with a lunch. Kornhauser's sister was working with a charity that helped children from disadvantaged backgrounds with homework. She was doing the rounds, trying to get donations and support, and asked Kerry to come with her to a Rotary lunch. By Clare Kermond - brisbanetimes.com.au
In addition to a large contingent from the Rotary Club of Brighton, we sponsored students from Brighton Secondary College to attend the International Women’s Day breakfast at Crown Palladium last Wednesday.
Inspiring speakers, vigorous debate and delicious food were the order of the day as Rotary clubs across Australia and New Zealand celebrated International Women’s Day 2016. However, while women’s achievements were front and centre, clubs on both sides of the Tasman acknowledged the need for greater gender diversity in Rotary and all areas of business.
By Deborah Swiss - Huffington Post
It's been only 26 years since a Supreme Court ruling opened the door for women's membership in Rotary International. Among the more than 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide, women account for 22% in North America and 15% internationally. Kerry Kornhauser, a Rotarian from Melbourne, Australia is certain we can do much better at gender equity in every aspect of business, including Rotary Clubs which are 83% male in Australia.
There’s a wonderful feeling of freedom and security in being able to breathe normally, without fear and without anguish. Sadly, three in ten Australian women have felt suffocated by physical, emotional or sexual abuse at the hands their partner. Colleen Hewett’s powerful anthem ‘Let me Breathe' has been generously donated to Violence Free Families to help raise awareness and much needed funds.
Support a team of Australian volunteers, including two women Rotarians, Lucy Hobgood-Brown and Dr Grace Maano, who are making a 600 km river journey in August 2015. The team is focused on providing medical training to a remote community of 6000 people, accessible only by canoe. Follow our adventures on www.handupcongo.org and facebook.
Gender Diversity is a challenge that faces all of us in our organisations, our communities and in Rotary. Recent statistics from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency of the Australian Government highlights that Women comprise 45.8% of all employees in Australia. As a proportion of all employees, 24.7% are women working full time and 21.1% are women working part time.
It will take decades for women to achieve meaningful representation in the upper levels of corporate Australia unless a determined approach is embraced, according to the 2012 Australian Census of Women in Leadership.