Corporate women say nannies are vital on road to gender equality
Kelsey MunroSeptember 10, 2011 -->
"There's a huge cost barrier to using nannies, because it's not tax deductible" ... Fiona Balfour. Photo: Louie Douvis
WHY don't we have a nanny culture in Australia? Because of cost, culture and tradition, prominent woman say.
In a week where the federal government committed to appointing more women to government boards, company director Carolyn Hewson says a key factor hampering women's climb up the corporate ladder is the lack of a ''nanny culture'' in Australia.
I need a nanny. I'd actually like one for me not the kids but perhaps we can get a job rate on the lot of us. The rest of the article is worth a read, including the woeful statistics on female representation in board rooms and in the top echelons.