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Never has the spotlight on unequal pay in professional sport shone quite so brightly as in the past month. The FIFA Women’s World Cup in France saw the reigning world champions, team USA, take out a back-to-back world title – the culmination of a commanding campaign that including a devastating 13-0 win over Thailand.

Women face greater risk of economic insecurity in retirement than men. To be economically secure in retirement means to be financially secure through a steady income and/or other resources to support a decent standard of living in the foreseeable future.

A series of profiles of women and men in non-traditional roles, designed to challenge stereotypes about work.

Women’s representation on governing bodies

The growth in the number of women appointed to boards and governing bodies remains slow.

  • The proportion of female directors in 2018-19 was 26.8% (up 1.0pp from 2017-18).
  • The proportion of female chairs in 2018-19 remained at 14.1% (up 0.4pp from 2017-18).
  • 34.0% of boards and governing bodies have no female directors. By contrast, only 0.9% had no male directors.
Graph displaying percentages of women and men on boards over time
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Whilst this situation is extraordinary, working from home and flexible working arrangements are not new concepts and, in fact, are key enablers of achieving workplace gender equality. The Agency has developed comprehensive resources to help you plan and implement these arrangements. 

Flexibility is a key enabler of workplace gender equality. This section explores the Agency's education program on flexibility.