Research Launch - Cracking the Glass-Cultural Ceiling

Hosted by Google Australia Pty Ltd
07 Sep 2017


In partnership with the University of Sydney, Google, Aurecon, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Deloitte, DCA is delighted to release a new report, Cracking the Glass-Cultural Ceiling: Future Proofing Your Business in the 21st Century.

In Australia and overseas, culturally diverse women experience a ‘double jeopardy’ when accessing leadership roles due to their gender and cultural background. This double jeopardy results in a ‘glass-cultural ceiling’ in which invisible organisational barriers lock out culturally diverse women from accessing leadership positions in their workplaces. 

The Cracking the Glass-Cultural Ceiling: Future Proofing Your Business in the 21st Century report draws on insight from culturally diverse female leaders and emerging leaders to answer two key questions:

  1. Why do so few culturally diverse females reach top leadership positions in Australia?
  2. What can Australian organisations do to better recognise the skill and ambition of culturally diverse female talent?

At this launch event, DCA Research Director Dr Jane O’Leary outlined the findings. Moderated by prominent company director Ming Long, a panel of culturally diverse women shared their experiences, views and recommendations about actions organisations can take to better harness their skills and talents and those of other (aspiring) female leaders from a diversity of cultural backgrounds:

  • Lalita Stables, Google Cloud Senior Manager
  • Mayuri Nathoo, Project Manager, Aurecon
  • Luisa Di-Finizio, General Manager Direct Banking, CBA.
  • Dr Lauren Tan, Director, Design for Business, Deloitte

Visit our Cracking the Glass-Cultural Ceiling Research page for this report and guidelines.

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