The pay gap is amplified by intersectional inequties.

Non-white or non-Asian women are significantly more marginalised. The pay gap increases with age and even more dramatically for people with a disability. When we consider barriers for women in leadership, it needs to be cross-cultural and across all societal sectors.


Mother Nature Needs Her Daughters: A Homeward Bound Global Review and Fact Sheet Investigating Gender Inequality in STEMM

Prepared by Fabian Dattner, Homeward Bound CEO and Co-founder;
Dr Mary-Ellen Feeney, Jacobs Group (Australia); and
Professor Tonia Gray, Centre for Educational Research, Western Sydney University.
Compiled by Homeward Bound Alumni from 2018 & 2019

Copies can be download at https://doi.org/10.26183/5d22d5fbe2349

Online version here.

The simple truth about the gender pay gap.
Narratives of the double bind: Intersectionality in life stories of women of color in physics, astrophysics and astronomy

Intersectionality theory posits that minority women’s experiences can amount to “greater than the sum of racism and sexism”.



A lack of intersectional data hides the real gender pay gap

WOMEN’S AGENDA – 28 August is Equal Pay Day in Australia, marking the additional 59 days women must work from the end of the last financial year to earn the same amount as men. There are lots of everyday factors that contribute to the gender pay gap including discriminatory pay decisions, gender segregated industries, female dominated industries attracting lower pay and women’s high rates of unpaid labour.


The Effect of Intersectionality in the Workplace

THE NEW YORK TIMES – The concept of intersectionality — referring to the complex and cumulative way different forms of discrimination like racism, sexism and classism overlap and affect people — seems have popped up relatively recently. But it was by no means a new idea — it has been voiced in different ways for many decades by those living on the margins of mainstream America. 



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It’s time to give women in STEMM a bigger voice. Share these facts with everyone you know*. Shout it out loud. Be heard. Rally together. Pass it to your peers, your networks and social circles.


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