We need to ask ourselves if the pay rate or volunteer expectation of females within the Church is the same as a male. If the answer is ‘no,’ then is this morally acceptable, asks businesswoman Clare Burns in The Catholic Leader …
“Recently I became aware of a woman with two decades of experience at a senior level in industry, who regularly volunteers for a Catholic-based organisation, and has helped raise more than $50,000 for them.
“At a networking event the organisation’s chairman jumped tables to say he had ‘a great opportunity’ for her.
“This great opportunity turned out to be working two to four days a week for free with a number of responsibilities in a graduate-“level position.
“It is hoped this ‘oversight’ was an unconscious bias, rather than disingenuous.”
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