Catherine Fox is the former Deputy Editor of the Australian Financial Review Boss Magazine and the author of recently published 7 Myths About Women and Work.
Her book examines the harmful assumptions made about women in the workplace and why dismantling these ideas will help forge a better workplace for us all.
Her message is for both men and women, from all levels on the management ladder, interested in fairness, productivity and the fascinating psychology of organisational life.
Catherine is one of Australia's most sought after speakers and in this breakfast presentation for AIM, she will dispel the main myths: that we work in meritocracies; that the gender pay gap is exaggerated; that women lack ambition; that women should act more like men; that quotas/targets are a bad idea; that there are not enough women and that time will heal all.
She will systematically address these myths, with the same vigour and clarity that readers of her column 'Corporate Woman' in the Australian Financial Review, have come to admire. Those attending will acquire a way of looking at workplace dynamics that doesn't paint women as victims or men as enemies but shows how traditional workplace practices and attitudes keep us from doing our best and having more successful and satisfying working lives.
Speaker profile Catherine Fox is the former Deputy Editor of AFR Boss magazine and writes a weekly column, 'Corporate Woman', for the Australian Financial Review.
She joined the AFR in 1989 and held a variety of positions, including marketing and Smart Money editor, and court reporter. Before joining the AFR she worked in financial services marketing and consulting in Sydney and London.
Catherine is an author of several books including The F Word: How we learnt to swear by feminism with Jane Caro, which was published in 2008. Her latest book, 7 Myths About Women and Work, was published in 2012.
Her journalism has won several awards, and she is a regular speaker at seminars and conferences around the country. She is a member of several advisory bodies, and in early 2012 was appointed to the Defence Force Gender Equality Advisory Board.
Mythbusting: The Real Story About Women and Work
Gympie RSL, 217 Mary Street
The Australian Institute of Management - Queensland & Northern Territory (AIM) is a not for profit entity which exists to develop, support, promote and practise the profession of management at all levels.
Event Cost: $44 Non-members, $33 AIM members includes breakfast. Copies of her latest book, 7 Myths About Women and Work, will be available for purchase on-site.
For further information please contact 1300 882 895
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