Read the report here.

WWQ recently partnered with the UQ Probono Centre on a literature review report.

The topic of the report is “Issues facing women aged 45+ in the workforce and their lack of representation in leadership roles”.

The Literature Review analysed and applied a critical feminist lens to existing literature relating to issues facing Australian women aged 45+ in the workforce, in particular factors contributing to their lack of representation in leadership roles. Relevant areas of focus were identified by Working Women Queensland (‘WWQ’) as:

  • Breaking the ‘glass ceiling’;
  • Cognitive and emotional overload i.e., the emotional labour of women and their avoidance of leadership roles;
  • Women’s dual caring responsibilities for children and aging parents;
  • Menstruation, perimenopause, menopausal symptoms and impacts;
  • and the Economic fallout resulting from the above dynamics.