BCEC|WGEA Gender Equity Insights 2023 online report launch

WhereOnline via Microsoft Teams Live
WhenThursday 5 October 2023, 11.00am - 12.30pm (AWST) / 2.00pm - 3.30pm (AEDT)

Read the full report, Gender Equity Insights 2023: Accelerating the pace of change, here.

Watch the full event recording here.

There has been a clear shift in focus recently from government, business and the broader public to prioritise gender equality. But while we are seeing some shifts – including the lowest ever gender pay gap – progress is still too slow, particularly in gender divides across sectors and career progression for women.

The eighth report in the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) and the Workplace Gender Equality Agency’s (WGEA) Gender Equity Insights report examines why progress towards narrowing gender pay gaps is slow, and asks what actions and targets are needed to  accelerate the pace of change.

(L-R) Madeleine Morris, Karen Lonergan and Lisa Samuels.

Hosted by Madeleine Morris, Finance Presenter, ABC, we are holding a special online report launch on Thursday 5 October, with expert panel: Hon. Mary Wooldridge, Chief Executive Officer, WGEA; Karen Lonergan, Chief People and Stakeholder Enagement Officer, Stockland; Lisa Samuels, Chief Experience Officer, HESTA; and Professor Alan Duncan, Director, BCEC.

(L-R) Alan Duncan and Mary Wooldridge.

Alan Duncan and Associate Professor Astghik Mavisakalyan, Principal Research Fellow, BCEC, will present the brand new research findings from the BCEC|WGEA Gender Equity Insights 2023 report, with Jodene Murphy, General Manager Customer, Marketing and Communications, Bankwest, to give the opening remarks.

(L-R) Astghik Mavisakalyan and Jodene Murphy.

For the first time, the 2023 Gender Equity Insights report breaks down which types of companies are progressing gender equity outcomes most effectively, and which are falling behind. In this way we identify what gender equity policies and strategies work, and what distinguishes stagnation from success.

The Report develops a new maturity framework that differentiates organisations based on their approach to driving improved gender equity outcomes.

Using the maturity framework, we identify sets of policies and actions appropriate to the profile and characteristics of the organisation, and to different stages of their organisational journey towards gender equity. Our research also examines the impact that gender differences in accessing higher paid jobs within professions or industries has on gender equity outcomes.

Crucially, the 2023 report will offer a practical roadmap to organisations to support continuous improvement towards gender equity within their workplaces.  With WGEA publishing employer gender pay gaps in early 2024, this is a report Australian employers can’t afford to miss.

Date: Thursday 5 October 2023

Time: 11.00am – 12.30pm (AWST) / 2.00pm – 3.30pm (AEDT)

Platform: Microsoft Teams Live

If you have any special requirements to enable you to participate in this event please email bcec@curtin.edu.au or ring BCEC on +618 9266 1744.