The thousands of women who run companies in Australia are being asked to speak out in a national research project dedicated to them.
The Women in Business Poll, to be launched tomorrow, will gather information on women in leadership and management roles.
The Australian Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AWCCI) says the research will shine a light on the challenges, rewards and opportunities for women running businesses in regional and metropolitan Australia.
“While significant information is available on women in leadership and management roles, there is very little data on the hundreds of thousands of women running small to medium-sized business in Australia,” AWCCI CEO Yolanda Vega said.
“It will explore such issues as how and why women start businesses, in what industries, where the businesses operate, revenue and wages, procurement of contracts, superannuation, childcare issues and more,” Ms Vega said.
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