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More than half of culturally diverse women have experienced discrimination at work, survey shows

Six in 10 Australian women of colour have experienced discrimination relating to their identity such as their sex, ethnicity or religion, according to a national survey.

A nationwide survey of women of diverse cultural backgrounds has found that 60 per cent have experienced discrimination at work related to their identity.

Those women cited racism, tokenism and sexism as the main challenges.

Many of the women surveyed were professional office workers with 70 per cent in full-time positions and almost a third earning more than $100,000.

Two per cent of them were the head of their organisation, while 58 per cent had a Caucasian male leader, 26 per cent had a Caucasian woman at the helm and seven per cent reported their boss was a woman of colour.

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