"I would rather have a male," says Gerry Harvey of Harvey Norman following the resignation of ex AMP leader Catherine Brenner. Predictably, Harvey’s comments provoked widespread anger. However, if we remove ourselves from the obvious emotion, Gerry was just being Gerry and does as Gerry does. And Gerry Harvey is an extremely successful business man.
Like many ‘old school’ alpha male leaders, Harvey comes from an era of overt sexism and blatant discrimination in the workfor
In March of 2018, energy giant EnergyAustralia announced that it will invest a staggering $1.2 million to ensure that women and men with equivalent experience and skills would receive the same pay for doing the same job. This investment is set to boost the pay packets of 350 women and 80 men and establish a 0% pay gap. The company expressed that this pay review is all about fairness, regardless of gender and that since 2014 they have progressively worked to reduce or remove g
Earlier this year, Gerry Harvey of retailer Harvey Norman was caught in a major media storm due to his comments following the resignation of ex AMP leader Catherine Brenner. Harvey allegedly told the ABC of the frustration men he is acquainted to feel over having to put women on boards just to ‘help fill the target or make the board look better’. He proceeded to say, “If they talk to me they say ‘Oh it looks better if I put a woman on but realistically I probably would rather