There's no doubt that the high price of childcare has a huge impact on the career prospects of many women. This is one of the issues being highlighted as part of the #equalfuture campaign. To show our support for this ANZ initiative, Balance is sharing this interview with Yolanda Vega - the CEO of the Australian Women Chamber of Commerce & Industry (AWCCI), Australia's … [Read more...] about The high price of childcare: Is it costing women their careers?
Suddenly single and over 50? Is this you or someone you know? Last week we ran a story around my friend Jane De Teliga single’s journey abroad which really sparked a conversation. I’m thinking to myself, there are lots of women out there in a similar situation trying to figure out what next. And does the “what next” involve meeting someone else or going it alone? On … [Read more...] about Suddenly single and over 50?
Yolanda Vega, leader of the Australian Women Chamber of Commerce & Industry's (AWCCI) childcare campaign, says we need to look at the whole picture before deciding on an overall solution. "A lot of women are spending three to four years on the waiting list [for childcare places], so if you've got two children at home, imagine, you'll end up going crazy," she … [Read more...] about Forced to stay at home
The Australian Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry is calling on the federal government to review child care regulations to boost productivity and give working mums and dads more flexibility. The Chamber is calling for extending standardised day-care centre hours and delivering an in-home child care and home carers model based on existing care resources readily … [Read more...] about Lobbying for flexible childcare options