Over the past three decades, women have steadily climbed the ranks of centre-left parties around the world, while stalling in the centre-right parties. In Australia, when Liberals discuss the problem, one name keeps coming up.
Corporate Australia is just short of 30 per cent target for women on ASX200 boards, and could soon face higher targets to ensure company boards continue to lift women's representation.
Another record increase in the number of billionaires in Australia, from 33 to 43, sees their combined wealth climb to almost $160 billion last year, according to an Oxfam report.
Men continue to earn more than women across the workforce and while the gender pay gap is decreasing, it is not moving in the right direction in all sectors.
The Australian Institute of Sport is today launching a talent program to find Australia's next cohort of female sport executives and high-performance coaches, with the hope of changing what it describes as a "gross underrepresentation".