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Neither the industrial agreements accessed, nor the reports to EOWA, offered more than token acknowledgement of work and family issues.
Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA) (2003), Work--Life Flexibility Survey 2003, Australian Government, Canberra.
A frequently cited example is that of the Westpac Banking Corporation, which has reported that its retention rate has increased from 54 per cent in 1995 to 93 per cent in 2000 as a result of introducing six weeks paid maternity leave, which reportedly saved the company $6 million by reducing turnover (EOWA 2004b; HREOC 2002a, p.
Research conducted by the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA) in 2011 identified that 17.9% of Australian University Vice Chancellors were women while 29% held senior executive positions, 33.4% of Government board members were women and of seats in the national parliament 30% per cent were held by women compared to 70% by men.
Among the findings is that two-thirds of Australia's top 500 companies "have no female executives, and only 12 have a female CEO." Then it adds: "Disappointingly, Australia has the lowest percentage of female executives compared to countries with similar governance structures." "We've been conducting the Census for 10 years and frankly, you'd expect to see more progress," remarked EOWA Director Helen Conway.
EOWA (Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency, Australia) (2012) Legal milestones: Equal pay.
The latest research conducted by the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA) in 2011 found only 8.0 per cent of key executive management positions in Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) 200 companies are held by women, 8.4 per cent of board directorships are held by women, 2.5 per cent of chair positions and 3 per cent of CEOs are women and 72 of ASX 200 companies do not have a woman on their board.
The research comes just weeks after the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace (EOWA) census of women in leadership showed that just 8.4 per cent of directors of ASX200 companies were female.
(4) Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency, 2008 EOWA Australian Census of Women in Leadership (2008); Rachel Soares, Nancy M.
Despite the creation of the government organisation 'Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency' (EOWA), in 1999, women are still being marginalised in the Australian workforce, as the standards set by Australian government institutions are below some of the International Labour Organisation's (ILO) standards (Romeyn, 2007).
Step 2: To rank these collective overall preference values EOWA, we first compare each [u.sub.j] (j = 1, 2, ..., n)by using Eq.(1).
Against this background, in 2004 the authors undertook a number of case studies with organisations that were obligated to submit reports to the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA).
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