Gender diversity

6 ways employers are raising the bar on gender equality

2015 Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation holders are raising the bar when it comes to creating gender equal workplaces. Here are a few examples of how they’re doing it: Tackling unconscious bias Cars and IT: these two traditionally blokey areas come together at Carsales.com. However the leadership team recognise the value of…

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Gender Equality in the Workplace: The Role of Paid Parental Leave

A recent article by senior Sydney Morning Herald writer and new mum, Jessica Irvine, sparked our interest. In her piece, Jessica proposed that we cannot have true gender equality until we have true shared responsibility for raising children. She challenged the labels of ‘primary’ and ‘secondary’ carer enshrined in the current Paid Parental Leave (PPL) legislation as…

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THE VFAIR for Australia’s Talented Career Women

This coming week the Workplace Gender Equality Agency is participating in the CareerOne VFAIR for women. The Agency will host a virtual information stand featuring a number of inspiring and educational speakers to engage and inform women about gender equality issues in the workplace.

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Strategy key to improving workplace gender equality

A comprehensive strategy is key to achieving workplace gender equality, but knowing where to get started is a common obstacle to developing one, according to two experts. The Workplace Gender Equality Agency has developed a roadmap that tracks organisations’ gender equality progress through six phases, say Dr Heidi Sundin and Emily Cappas, from the Agency’s education and…

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Fostering women leaders: A fitness test for your top team

Posing five questions can help start a challenging management conversation The challenges are well known: women in business continue to face a formidable gender gap for senior-leadership positions.1 Moreover, there are fewer and fewer women at each step along the path to the C-suite, although they represent a majority of entry-level employees at Fortune 500 companies and…

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