Women in Leadership: a roadmap for change

Women in Leadership: a roadmap for change

Nov 22
What's the latest research on workplace gender equality? Join the WGEA's Libby Lyons and other leaders as we set out the roadmap for change.


Libby Lyons, Director, Workplace Gender Equality Agency
Fiona Vines, Global Head of Inclusion and Diversity, BHP
Jennifer Cermak, Partner, McKinsey & Company
Mark McManamny, Group Director, Civil Infrastructure, Vic, SA, Tas, AECOM

Event overview

What works in boosting women’s representation in senior leadership roles? What can be learnt from the leaders who are challenging the status quo?
At this event get the latest evidence-based insights from a joint research project by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, Business Council of Australia and McKinsey & Company. Together with industry leaders we take a closer look at the common practices of organisations that are making the most progress on workplace gender equality. We explore:

  • The findings from the WGEA’s 2016-17 data set examining the gender pay gap and employer action;
  • New research into drivers of improved outcomes for women in leadership; and
  • Employer initiatives that are most effective at supporting women’s progress at work.  

The business case for gender equality is well established. Join the discussion as we set out the roadmap for change.

Meet the panel

Libby Lyons
Director, Workplace Gender Equality Agency

Advocating gender equality is in Libby’s blood. Her grandmother Dame Enid Lyons did so as the first woman in the House of Representatives and female Cabinet minister. Leading the agency responsible for improving gender equality, Libby uses WGEA’s significant data to influence organisations and governments.

Fiona Vines
Global Head of Inclusion and Diversity, BHP

Fiona has 26 years of Operational, Human Resources and Change Management experience in the financial services and resources sectors and is currently the Global Head of Inclusion & Diversity at BHP – the world’s largest mining company, employing 40,000 people across 25 countries. Fiona is also a member of the Victorian Government Ministerial Council on Women’s Equality.

Mark McManamny
Group Director, Civil Infrastructure, Vic, SA, Tas, AECOM

Mark is AECOM's Group Director for Civil Infrastructure across Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania, leading a team of 260 professionals in the transport, water and infrastructure sectors. Mark is also a member of AECOM's Diversity + Inclusion Advisory Panel which drives the development and implementation of actions needed to overcome the structural, cultural and unconscious barriers faced by both men and women in the workplace.

Meet the chair

Jennifer Cermak
Partner, McKinsey & Company

Jenny leads McKinsey’s Consumer Retail Practice in Australia and New Zealand and is also a leader in the Asia Marketing & Sales Practice. She has 10 years of experience working with North American, Australian and New Zealand clients on commercial transformation and sales acceleration topics.

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