Gender equality in Australia’s workplaces: are employers agents for change?
Gender equality is at a crossroads in Australia’s workplaces. After seven years of data collection by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, the findings indicate progress towards gender equality is in danger of stalling. The Agency’s Director Libby Lyons has overseen the Agency’s data collection and work with Australian private sector employers for the last five and a half years.
Ms Lyons’ lecture will examine how the movement for workplace gender equality and equal opportunity for women has fared over the last decade. She will use the Agency’s comprehensive, world-leading dataset to show how Australia is in a better position than ever before to understand the gains made by women in contemporary Australian workplaces and the barriers they still face. By understanding the findings of the data, she will identify the key challenges now confronting Australian women in achieving genuine equality in the workforce and what employers must do to overcome them.