As 2014 draws to a close, I have been reflecting on the key diversity issues for the year. A recurring theme in Diversity Council Australia’s work has been the issue of merit: are we making the most of diverse talent or are there still barriers to recognising and rewarding them on their merits?
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..
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.
In a guest Blog, Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner, talks about harmony and religious freedom in anxious times and how we must not let fear and hate prevail.
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.
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.
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.
Dai Le, former award-winning journalist, independent film-maker and broadcaster shares her experience of the challenges of being an Asian Australian in the workplace, and what's needed to achieve more representation of Asian Australian women in professional and leadership positions.
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.
In a special guest Blog, Chris Lamb, Head of HR Australia and Group Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Lend Lease reflects on Ian Thorpe's recent announcement of his sexual orientation and the lessons this has for creating more inclusive workplaces.
This year’s NAIDOC theme honours Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women who have fought in defence of country.
DCA's CEO, Lisa Annese, examines how workplaces can better support employees with eldercare responsibilities, especially those providing end-of-life care.
In her first Blog as DCA's new Chief Executive Officer, Lisa Annese talks about how thrilled she is by her appointment and how she looks forward to making diversity the norm in our workplaces.
DCA is pleased to make a submission in response to the Government’s Exposure Draft of the Freedom of speech (Repeal of S. 18C) Bill 2014.
In a special guest blog, General Counsel of Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia, Ray Steinwall, discusses the lack of cultural diversity in the Australian judiciary and why it needs to be addressed.
Australia will celebrate Harmony Day on 21 March. Katriina Tahka, DCA's Cultural Diversity Director urges everyone to do something on Harmony Day to make someone who has recently arrived in Australia feel welcome.
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.
DCA's CEO, Nareen Young, shares the lessons she has learned for women's leadership over six and a half years at the helm of DCA, in her final farewell Blog.
With the introduction of new workplace bullying legislation, many traditionalists are telling employers to commit even more time and money to building defensive risk mitigation strategies to try and avoid liability, but is this really the most effective response, asks DCA's Partnerships and Sponsors