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

Engaging men on gender equality

There is heightened interest in engaging men in the gender equality change process. Drawing on the latest evidence and experience, this landmark report offers a set of recommendations for how organisations can engage men effectively to achieve gender equality at work.

Capitalising on Culture and Gender in ASX leadership

Capitalising on culture and gender in leadership report cover image (decorative purposes)

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 Programmed
01 Aug 2017

In June DCA launched a new resource for Australian business called, Men Make a Difference: Engaging Men on Gender Equality. DCA Chair David Morrison AO & CEO Lisa Annese will be in Canberra in August to update members on this report and lead discussion on how men, as part of the problem of gender inequality, must be part of the solution. 

Sponsored by Clayton Utz
21 Aug 2017

At our next Gender Equality Network event, we will be exploring the findings of the recent Senate Inquiry into gender segregation in the workplace and its impact on women's economic equality.

Hosted by Google Australia
07 Sep 2017

In partnership with the University of Sydney, Google, Aurecon, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Deloitte, DCA is delighted to release a new report, Cracking the Glass-Cultural Ceiling: Future Proofing Your Business in the 21st Century.

Hosted by Suncorp
Sponsored by Suncorp
22 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

Sponsored by Programmed
15 Jun 2017

To change gender inequalities we have to involve men just as much as women; they are part of the problem of gender inequality and are therefore a crucial part of the solution. A new report brings together evidence-based perspectives to recommend how organisations can adopt a more effective approach to engaging men to achieve gender equality at work.

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.

News

Men Make a Difference: Engaging Men on Gender Equality

Media releases

DCA has released a new report that examines the evidence for what works and what doesn’t when it comes to engaging men on gender equality at work.

‘Motherhood penalty’ still a major factor in the gender pay gap

Media releases

This Mother’s Day, Diversity Council Australia is calling for more action to address the ‘Motherhood penalty’.

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.

Perspectives

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.