What would be good for mothers is closing the pay gap faster

Happy Mothers' Day Opinion piece by Lisa Annese with imagery from the Share the Care report cover
Opinion pieces

Mother’s Day is an apt time to recognise mothering. But the load of mothering doesn’t just happen on one day every year. It’s ongoing. And we need to look at what that means for women’s lives and careers, says DCA CEO, Lisa Annese.

Let’s hear it from the boys

Blog

Addressing attitudes to gender equality from millennial men.

Workplace sexual harassment affects women in varied and complex ways

Opinion pieces

Despite #MeToo, sexual harassment is still everywhere. And it has devestating effects ...

#YouToo? Sexual harassment and gender inequality after #MeToo

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Podcasts

Journalist Tracey Spicer and Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins discuss: how can we finally end the scourge of sexual harassment – and rebuild the structures that have supported it?

Working in a #MeToo world: hopes for the national inquiry into workplace sexual harassment

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Opinion pieces

Lisa Annese, CEO of Diversity Council Australia, weighs in on the national inquiry into workplace harassment, and what this means for businesses operationing in a #MeToo world

Engaging men on International Women’s Day: lessons from Sweden

Blog

This International Women’s Day – as DCA calls on organisations to step up their inclusion programs and encourage men to help make gender equality a reality – we share 3 lessons from Sweden.

Workplace Sexual Harassment Inquiry

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Submissions

DCA's submission, on behalf of our members, to the AHRC’s National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces focused on what leading organisations are doing to prevent and respond to workplace sexual harassment and the resources needed to make workplaces safer.

Have you done your homework ahead of the Gender Equality Network?

Blog

Ahead of the Gender Equality Network on February 28, which topics should you come schooled on?

Susan Carland on faith, feminism and intersectionality

Blog

Dr Susan Carland sits down to answer DCA’s questions about the intersection of her feminism and her Muslim faith.

Hopes for Jacinda Ardern’s power pregnancy

Opinion pieces

Jacinda Ardern's power pregnancy is going to help many women crack the baby/boss dilemma.

Australia should consider Iceland's strategy to overcome the gender pay gap

Opinion pieces

Taking Iceland’s lead and introducing penalties for failing to recognise one of the most stubborn problems in our workforce could speed up progress.

How universities can change the course

BLOG: Kate Jenkins Sex Discrimination Commissioner Australian Human Rights Commission
Blog

On 1 August 2017, the Australian Human Rights Commission released a landmark report on university students’ experiences of sexual assault and sexual harassment. Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins share some of the insights and recommendations in this guest blog for DCA.

Beware the female Doctor Who dares to challenge the status quo.

Blog

BBC's announcement of a female Dr Who has ruffled feathers but as DCA CEO Lisa Annese explains, this is indicative of the discomfort that those who benefit from maintaining the status quo feel when women take on roles traditionally held by men.

A new approach is needed to engage men on gender equality

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Blog

It’s not enough for men to say they care about gender equality. They have to be committed to making personal change – not just in their professional lives but also in their private lives.

The power of sponsorship

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Blog

Unlike mentoring where you are simply asking for some time and an opportunity to share ideas, a sponsor needs to have the confidence in you and your skills to represent you when you are not there. Such a relationship takes time to build.

Submission regarding the Fairer Paid Parental Leave Bill 2016

Submissions

DCA opposes proposed changes to the Government-funded Paid Parental Leave scheme and has outlined this in a submission to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee currently reviewing the Fairer Paid Parental Leave Bill 2016.

Gender segregation in the workplace inquiry

Submissions

What is your organisation doing to reduce the gender pay gap? DCA is preparing a submission for the Inquiry into gender segregation in the workplace and women's economic equality and is seeking your views and experience.

More than ever, Australians must work together to create an inclusive society

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Opinion pieces

From advertising to workplaces, in 2017, let’s endeavour to recognise the enormous opportunity that diversity offers all of us.

Why I marched

Lisa Annese DCA CEO - Why I March
Blog

Last weekend, I joined thousands of other women in Sydney to march in the Women’s March, Sydney. I did this not only to show solidarity with other citizens of the world but because I believe, when it comes to issues around gender equality, we still have a long way to go in Australia.

Facing Up to the Realities of Domestic and Family Violence in the Workplace

Lisa Annese
Opinion pieces

Workplaces can make a difference on many levels if they face up to their responsibilities in the quest to reduce family and domestic violence.

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