Catherine Fox AM

Speaker, Author, Advisor

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The trap of over-optimism

The recent news that Roe v Wade was overturned by the US Supreme Court, effectively banning access to abortion for millions, has sent a chilling message about the fragility of women’s basic rights. Despite the talk about gender equity in all kinds of spheres, the decision has been a potent reminder that progress is fragmented...

Mean Girls and Groupies

Mean girls and Groupies: Women are standing for election in record numbers    

Lazy D&I will not deliver fairness for women

  Lazy D&I: Don’t rabbit on about valuing women; run a gender pay gap audit and fix the deficit – plus handy other hints to go beyond the easy diversity checklist By Catherine Fox – Gender and Work Commentator Tags: IWD International women’s day Businesses are using diversity and inclusion policies as fig leaves to deflect...

It's not a gender pay gap, it's a yawning chasm

It’s not a gender pay gap, it’s a yawning chasm by Catherine Fox | Oct 19, 2021 | Featured, Op-eds, VIP | A recent study has illuminated the gap in pay, perception, and understanding between men and women in the workplace.     They may work in the same sector, but men and women in...

With three decades as a journalist and advocate, Catherine is one of Australia’s leading experts on leadership, the future of workplaces and the status of women.

Her career has included interviewing management gurus, Nobel Prize winners and international CEOs. She has written six books, won a Walkley Award, and in 2022 was awarded an AM for services to journalism and gender diversity. She regularly presents at conferences and in the media around Australia and internationally.

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Women in Mining Perth 2023

  The annual WiMWA conference  in Perth lived up to it’s description as a Festival of Ideas. The 1200 strong audience included global thinkers Angela Saini, author of The Patriarchs and Caroline Criado Perez who wrote the ground breaking Invisible Women while DEI expert Dr Michelle King examined the denial about gender bias in organisations...

Women in Media research: women only 30% of media experts

  Women in Media have released research showing the women have more bylines in the  media but make up just 30% or so of quoted experts and sources. Given the wealth of talent we have it is shocking to see this imbalance. But there are ways to change this: I mentioned how Women in Economics...

Women in Media National Conference 2023

There were 400 women in media at the conference in September, and they all got to their feet to applaud a rousing keynote by media legend Ita Buttrose. With everyone...

Women in Media interview: ABC News Radio

The latest Women In Media survey shows a gender pay gap of 16% and more than half the respondents ranking the sector’s commitment to gender equality as weak. Great to...

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Board Level
Episode 8 – the vital role of women's leadership