Miriam Lyons | Women’s business: All sorted?

You’d hope so 100 years down the track. We’ve got the vote, paid parental leave is finally here and the gender balance in politics is looking healthier. But there’s plenty of work left to do.

Equal pay is still not a reality, women face uncertain retirements with little or no superannuation and many indigenous women still face some basic challenges.

In 1911, the first International Women’s Day rallies were held campaigning for women’s rights to work, vote, be trained, to hold public office and end discrimination.

How far have we come, and what’s in store for the next generation of women?

Live from the ABC Ultimo Centre in Sydney, ABC Radio National’s Life Matters program broadcasts a special forum on the centenary of International Womens’ Day. Miriam Lyons joins a panel to consider ‘Women’s Business’ and they ask is it all sorted?

CPD’s Miriam Lyons joins Marie Bashir (NSW Governor), Ann Sherry (Chief Executive Officer, Carnival Australia), Kirstie Parker (Editor, Koori Mail) and Tanya Plibersek (Minister for Human Services, and Community Services, and Member for Sydney).

Watch the video below or download the podcast on ABC Radio National’s Life Matters here.

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