The Courier-Mail

Glass ceiling still heavy as male execs dominate

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THE glass ceiling is still a bleak reality for Australian women, with new national data showing only 17 per cent nt of chief executives­es are female.

The release of the Australian Buureau of Statistics’s’ latest Gender Indiicator­s report has as sparked calls for reenewed vigilance and d urgent action to promotee women through the ranks of business.

In some industries the situ- ation is woeful, like mining, where only three per cent of CEOs are fe female, and financial ser services where the pr proportion of wo women running co companies is only fra fractional­ly better at fou four per cent.

The ABS release rev reveals only a quarter of key management positio positions are held by women such as Transfield chairman Diane Smith Gander (pictured).

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