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News Markets▼ Quotes Portfolio Budget 2015 Money Property Focus ▼ Small Business▼ Today's News Comment World Business Mining Banking &Finance The Economy Aviation Ern You are here: Home Business Workplace Men will have to lose jobs to make way for gender equality: Transfield's Diane Smith-Gander Nassim Khadem Deputy Editor BusinessDay View more articles from Nassim Khadem Follow Nassim on TwitterEmail Nassim Transfield has responded to activists' claims transparently and accurately, Smith-Gander says. Photo: James Brickwood Men may have to move aside from high-profile roles in business and government to make way for women to move in, according to the chairman of Transfield, Diane Smith-Gander. A bill proposed by a group of Senate crossbenchers would make it compulsory for federal government boards to be at least 40 per cent female Ms Smith-Gander, who is also president of the Chief Executive Women group, said to reach that target, and an eventual bigger target of 50-50 representation of women on business boards and in senior roles, capable men would have to make way for capable women "When it comes to senior jobs and political appointments I think 50-50 representation is where we're heading," she said at an Australian Institute of Company Directors lunch in Melbourne on Tuesday. The Prime Minister's business advisory council had only two women and 10 men "If we're going to get six and six it means that four of those 10 men who are inevitably qualified and well-intentioned are going to lose their gig," she said. "They are not going to want to lose their gig and that's a sad and sorry thing, but that's just the way it is. This is the problem we're actually dealing with. Some men are going to have to give up their hard won roles to allow equality." Only 20 per cent of ASX200 directors are women and less than 40 per cent of government board members are women
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