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

Lisa Annese's photo
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

Diana Ryall Founder and Managing Director Xplore for Success
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

Lisa Annese photo
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.

Australia’s Gender Equality Scorecard: progress is too slow

Libby Lyon WGEA Director
Blog

The third year of data collected and released by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency shows that across Australian workplaces, women continue to be under-valued and under-represented at senior levels. While there is progress, the pace of change is much too slow.

Dispelling the myths: why the gender pay gap does not reflect the 'choices' women make

Lisa Annese
Opinion pieces

The Diversity Council’s report shows women are paid less just because they are women. So why are we still debating the existence of the pay gap?

Submission to Productivity Commission Superannuation Competitiveness and Efficiency

Submissions

DCA made a submission to the Productivity Commission Superannuation Competitiveness and Efficiency draft report.

The Best Father's Day Present Would Be Flexible Working Hours

Lisa Annese
Opinion pieces

If there is any evidence of the importance of a dad who both works and cares simultaneously, it is right here in my heart.

We need to find the courage to talk openly at work about the impact of miscarriage

Lisa Annese DCA CEO Miscarriage
Blog

It happens to one in four pregnancies and is more likely to have an effect on a woman’s life than breast cancer and ovarian cancer. But miscarriage is rarely, if ever, discussed openly.

We need to find the courage to talk openly at work about the impact of miscarriage

Lisa Annese photo
Opinion pieces

One in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage, yet talking about the experience remains taboo in many Australian workplaces. It’s time for that to change.

Nothing funny about being #distractinglysexy

Lisa Annese Chief Executive Officer Diversity Council Australia
Blog

Female scientists and women in STEM should never ever have to deal with another eminent male professor mocking their contribution and asking for gender segregated labs again – even if their intelligence, determination and workplace contributions are #distractinglysexy!

Mother’s Day gift idea? Breakfast in bed with a side of superannuation

Lisa Annese Chief Executive Officer Diversity Council Australia
Blog

For many of us, there’s no better day to show mum how much she means to us than Mother’s Day. We buy her presents, make her breakfast in bed or tell her how much we appreciate all that she’s done for us. But what’s the best gift anyone can really give to mum?

One step forward and two steps back? Hopefully not for gender reporting

Lisa Annese Chief Executive Officer Diversity Council Australia
Blog

Media responses to the recent release of the federal government's consultations on workplace gender reporting have centered on concerns that any watering down of reporting requirements will be a step backwards to achieving greater gender equity in the workplace.

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