Gender

The business benefits for achieving gender equity in the workplace are well documented by both research organisations, government and by leading practice employers. In this section, you will find the following resources to help you manage this important diversity dimension.

DCA Research

Capitalising on Culture and Gender in ASX leadership

Capitalising on culture and gender in leadership report cover image

In this landmark research, Diversity Council Australia and Deakin University, with the financial support of CPA Australia, tracked the extent of cultural diversity among women in leadership in ASX companies from 2004 to 2015.

WordsAtWork - Building inclusion through the power of language

Words at Work report image

DCA has developed a new Words At Work campaign for workplaces to show how inclusive language can improve workplace culture and drive productivity.

The Economics of the Gender Pay Gap

KPMG report cover

Recent public debate reveals widespread lack of community understanding about pay equity – what it is, why it exists, and what can be done to address it – as well as a tendency to minimise or explain away the gender pay gap in Australia through reference to ‘women’s choices.’

Older Women Matter

DCA research has found that older women (defined as 45 years plus) represent a sizeable and growing segment of the labour force but Australian organisations are failing to fully harness their skills and talents.

Men Get Flexible!

Although not new, men and flexibility is currently a ‘hot’ topic driven by the increasing number of dual-earner families, intensified fathering expectations and growing recognition that flexible work can generate positive outcomes for men, women, families and organisations.

Coming events

Sponsored by Clayton Utz
06 Jun 2017

DCA’s Gender Equality Network, proudly sponsored by Clayton Utz, is open exclusively to DCA members and is designed to assist them in their preparations to meet reporting requirements on gender and to explore leading practice on gender diversity programs.

17 Aug 2017

DCA’s Gender Equality Network, proudly sponsored by Clayton Utz, is open exclusively to DCA members and is designed to assist them in their preparations to meet reporting requirements on gender and to explore leading practice on gender diversity programs.

Hosted by Google Australia
Sponsored by Programmed Group
07 Sep 2017

DCA works in partnership with members to generate ground breaking diversity research that enables Australian organisations to fully leverage the benefits of a diverse talent pool. Only DCA members can access the research reports in full. Summary information only is available to the general public. DCA research is ahead of the curve, drives business improvement, is practice focused, speaks to the Australian context and considers all diversity dimensions.

Hosted by Suncorp
Sponsored by Suncorp
29 Nov 2017

DCA works in partnership with members to generate ground breaking diversity research that enables Australian organisations to fully leverage the benefits of a diverse talent pool. Only DCA members can access the research reports in full. Summary information only is available to the general public. DCA research is ahead of the curve, drives business improvement, is practice focused, speaks to the Australian context and considers all diversity dimensions.

Sponsored by Clayton Utz
06 Dec 2017

DCA’s Gender Equality Network, proudly sponsored by Clayton Utz, is open exclusively to DCA members and is designed to assist them in their preparations to meet reporting requirements on gender and to explore leading practice on gender diversity programs.

Webcasts from past events

23 Mar 2017

In the week celebrating Harmony Day, DCA is delighted to bring you our next Building Cultural Capability Network event where we will investigate how well companies are capitalising on culture and gender in their leadership ranks.

Sponsored by Clayton Utz
15 Feb 2017

DCA’s first meeting of the Gender Equality Network for 2017 will focus on the Workplace Gender Equality Agency's (WGEA) Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation: what WGEA is looking for in candidates and how some of our member organisations have achieved it.

News

Gender Segregation in the Workplace - Call for Case Studies

News articles

DCA will be making a submission to a new Senate inquiry on gender segregation in the workplace and we would like to highlight the work of DCA members in this area.

Anything but PC - D&I is a vital business tool in 2017 and beyond

Media releases

Many leading practice Australian businesses continue to reap the rewards of diversity and inclusion (D&I) while others in the community want to ignore the benefits, according to Diversity Council Australia.

DCA Congratulates WGEA Employers of Choice for Gender Equality

News articles

Diversity Council Australia congratulates all organisations that have been awarded the Workplace Gender Equality Agency’s Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation.

Perspectives

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.