Research Launch - Engaging men on gender equality

15 Jun 2017


To change gender inequalities we have to involve men just as much as women; they are part of the problem of gender inequality and are therefore a crucial part of the solution. A new report brings together evidence-based perspectives to recommend how organisations can adopt a more effective approach to engaging men to achieve gender equality at work.

‘Engaging men’ is an idea that has gained a lot of popularity in recent years. In fact, our Annual Diversity Debate in 2016 explored whether 'engaging men' is the game changer for gender equality. While this topic has been researched extensively, much of the discussion and action has overlooked findings about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to engaging men on gender equality.

DCA has worked with Dr Graeme Russell and Dr Michael Flood, two of Australia’s leading researchers in D&I, to produce a new report called, Men Make a Difference: Engaging Men on Gender Equality, proudly sponsored by Programmed.

At the launch event, DCA's CEO, Lisa Annese will discuss the broader public debate on this topic and the need for more effective organisational action.

Dr Michael Flood, Associate Professor, Queensland University of Technology will outline the research findings.

Panel Speakers: Dr Michael Flood, Elizabeth Proust AO, Chris Sutherland, David Morrison AO

A panel discussion of business leaders, moderated by DCA's CEO Lisa Annese, will explore the key issues.  Michael will be joined by:

  • Elizabeth Proust AO, Chairman of AICD and prominent company director
  • Chris Sutherland, Managing Director, Programmed
  • Lieutenant General (retired) David Morrison AO, DCA Chair and 2016 Australian of the Year


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