BCEC|WGEA research partnership announced as finalist in Engagement Australia Awards 2021

ContactsJoanna Holcombe, Industry Engagement Coordinator
Published15 October 2021

The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) has been announced as a finalist in the Engagement Australia Awards 2021 – Outstanding Engagement for Research Impact category.

This nomination recognises the research partnership between BCEC and the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA), and the compelling evidence on gender pay gaps and other gender equity indicators in Australian workplaces provided through the BCEC|WGEA Gender Equity Insights report series.

The Gender Equity Insights research series recommends critical actions that organisations can take to address pay equity, achieve a more gender-balanced workforce and in doing so, improve business outcomes.

BCEC Director Professor Alan Duncan said that the research series was created to pursue a common goal of improving gender equality in Australian workplaces.

“The BCEC|WGEA Gender Equity Insights research series was designed to drive real and positive change in gender equality across Australia’s workplaces through world-leading evidence, accompanied by recommending actions organisations can take to achieve greater gender equality,” Professor Duncan said.

“We are immensely proud that our research has been recognised through this nomination as a finalist in the 2021 Engagement Australia Awards.”

The impact of the research understaken in this series has been amplified by an extensive media strategy undertaken by both organisations that ensured the research findings reached the widest audience possible, combined with clear evidence-based policy recommendations.

The winners will be announced at an online ceremony on November 30, 2021.

Watch highlights from the Gender Equity Insights 2021: Making it a priority report launch