Women in Leadership series: valuing your talent pipeline

Women in Leadership series: valuing your talent pipeline

NSW
Nov 17
CEDA NSW welcomes Catherine Fox, Journalist and Author of 'Stop Fixing Women - Why building fairer workplaces is everybody's business' to the Women in Leadership series to update members and guests on what Australia needs to do to ensure the benefit of working is as attractive and commensurate to women as it is to men.

Speakers

Libby Lyons, Director, Workplace Gender Equality Agency
Catherine Fox, Journalist and Author
Mark Steinert, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Stockland

Event overview

For Australia to prosper, we must do more to ensure the benefit of working is as attractive and commensurate to women as it is to men.

If Australia’s female workforce participation rate increased by 6 per cent, our GDP would be $25 billion higher. At the organisational level, greater gender equity increases organisational performance and enhances an organisation’s ability to retain employees.

Statistics show that workplace gender equity is at its highest during graduate employment and at the early stages of career development. Yet as females begin to plan and start a family – workplace gender equality begins to decline. The pathway back into work, childcare options, and flexible arrangements for men and women therefore are vital towards greater workplace gender equity.

This event will explore:

  • The latest Workforce Gender Equality Agency’s data set examining the gender pay gap and metrics profiling workplace gender equality in Australia;
  • Equal opportunity for primary care givers and responsibilities of employers to provide pathways back to work;
  • Flexible work arrangements in the modern workplace – ensuring these are offered and accessed by both men and women; and
  • Incentives to return to work and initiatives that boost women’s representation in leadership roles.  

Meet the speakers

Libby Lyons
Director, Workplace Gender Equality Agency

Catherine Fox
Journalist and Author

Mark Steinert
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Stockland

Supported by CEDA members

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