DCA's latest report explores why so few culturally diverse females reach top leadership positions in Australia and what organisations can do to better recognise the skill and ambition of culturally diverse female talent.
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.
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.
DCA has developed a new Words At Work campaign for workplaces to show how inclusive language can improve workplace culture and drive productivity.
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.’
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.
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.
Cracking the Glass-Cultural Ceiling: Disrupting ‘double jeopardy’ to unlock the talents of culturally diverse women
Following interviews with culturally diverse women about their experiences in the workplace, DCA and The University of Sydney Business School have identified key barriers to progress for these women and prepared a number of recommendations for organisations to better harness these talents.
In the lead up to Father’s Day on 3 September, DCA interviewed four senior executive men from DCA member organisations about what matters to them when it comes to gender equality, being a dad and what workplaces can do to support men to be more engaged fathers.
It’s Equal Pay Day on Monday 4 September, which marks the extra time women have to work past the end of the financial year in order to catch up to what men had been paid. Thus it is an ideal time to review the facts and the myths of the gender pay gap.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How inclusive are Australia’s workplaces? Diversity Council Australia and Suncorp have joined forces to generate a national Inclusion@Work Index which maps and tracks inclusion in Australian workplaces.
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
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.
At our August 2017 Gender Equality Network event, we explored the findings of the recent Senate Inquiry into gender segregation in the workplace and its impact on women's economic equality.