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.

A few decent men: an Army Warrant Officer's reflections on feminism and masculinity

Dan Priems Warrant Officer Class Two Australian Army
Blog

For two months of this year, I swapped my life managing an Army maintenance workshop to sitting at a desk in a Sydney CBD office. What I learnt has changed my perspective about feminism, masculinity and what a few decent men can do to change the world around them..

G20 will work to close the gender participation gap. What next for corporate Australia?

Lisa Annese Chief Executive Officer Diversity Council Australia
Blog

As gender is on the agenda for the G20 Leaders’ Summit due to take place in Brisbane this week, Lisa Annese explores what it will take to close the gender workforce gap in Australia.

Busting the Urban Myth of Baby Brain

Blog

The notion of ‘baby brain’ or ‘placenta dementia’, the supposed cognitive impairment that progressively impacts women during pregnancy, appears to be widely accepted. Lisa Annese, DCA's CEO, asks if there is really any truth to it.

Submission to Public Consultation on Reporting Requirements under the WGEA Actt

Submissions

DCA is pleased to make a submission on behalf if its members to the Public Consultation on Reporting Requirements under the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012.

Submission on the Productivity Commission’s Childcare and Early Childhood Learning Draft Report

Submissions

Submission on the Productivity Commission’s Childcare and Early Childhood Learning Draft Report.

I want what he’s having: The gender pay gap worsens to an all-time high!

Blog

In a Blog to mark Equal Pay Day on 5 September 2014, Lisa Annese asks why the gender pay gap has soared to a record high of 18.2% - and whether we are willing to accept not only our daughters being paid less than our sons, but our granddaughters and great granddaughters.

Can women have it all? Well, it’s just the wrong question

Blog

DCA's CEO, Lisa Annese, discusses the ubiquitous question, "Can women have it all?" and explains why we are asking the wrong question - and what we really should be asking.

Let’s make every day International Women’s Day

Blog

Lisa Annese, DCA's Programs and Development Director talks about International Women’s Day and how the hard yards must continue long after the breakfasts, the cocktails and the speeches.

Productivity Commission Inquiry into Childcare and Early Childhood Learning

Submissions

DCA is pleased to support the work of the Productivity Commission in undertaking an Inquiry into Childcare and Early Childhood Learning which is of significance to Australian families and employers, and has prepared a submission on behalf of its members.

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