Boost to place women in top jobs

IN THE lead up to the 25th anniversary celebrations for International Women’s Day, the NSW Minister for Small Business, Peter Primrose, has announced the Government would allocate $10,000 to establish the

Women in Manufacturing Cluster to boost women’s representation and career advancement opportunities.

“The manufacturing industry is important for the State’s economy and jobs, but the majority of manufacturing companies have less than 20 per cent female managers,” Mr Primrose said.

“The industry as a whole employs fewer women than other industries, and only 3.4 per cent of CEOs are women, compared with 9.2 per cent overall.

“By setting up a manufacturing industry cluster, the NSW Government is actively addressing the under-representation of talented women in this vital industry.

“Industry clusters encourage a concentration of similarly focused entrepreneurs and innovators who can take advantage of opportunities by working together,” Mr Primrose said.

“Industry clusters are an acknowledged successful mechanism of industry development.”



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