By Naomi Simson, EO Sydney member and founder of Red Balloon
I have been speaking about the lack of women in leadership for years. Every International Women’s day, the statistics are published, articles are written, and nothing happens. I am very grateful that Sheryl Sandberg is leading a strong media campaign and putting together a ‘movement.’ It has been a long time since we have seen the women’s agenda on the front page of Time Magazine.
This is a community issue. Many men I speak to are equally frustrated with the cost of childcare, and that their partners are putting their career on hold. The fact is that the majority of Australian women will retire with less than $8000 in their superannuation. Financial freedom gives people choices. Having gone through a divorce two years ago I can attest that “a husband’ is not a woman’s financial plan”. (more…)