Gender Equality Network - leading practice in parental leave

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28 Feb 2019

At this Gender Equality Network, we heard the latest on what's leading practice in parental leave.

Leading practice parental leave policies go beyond the minimum legal requirements – not only do they help employers retain valued employees, they enable employees to balance their career with family transitions and promote a more sustainable work-life balance for both women and men. But what does leading practice actually look like?

At DCA’s Gender Equality Network, we took a deeper look at the elements of leading practice including:

  • Paid parental leave
  • Gender neutral policies
  • Shared care initiatives
  • Superannuation
  • Men and parental leave
  • Supporting parents and carers more generally.

Led by DCA’s CEO, Lisa Annese, our panel of guest speakers discussed these elements and explored the steps required to implement a leading practice approach.
Speakers included:

  1. Emma Walsh, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Parents at Work
  2. Janin Bredehoeft, Research and Analytics Executive Manager, Workplace Gender Equality Agency
  3. Gina De George, Director - Inclusion, Diversity & Wellbeing, Talent, Deloitte and
  4. Alison Woolsey, Director - Diversity & Inclusion at Clayton Utz


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