CEDA's policy perspective Women in Leadership: Understanding the gender gap was released in June 2013. In this report, experts examine why a gender gap still prevails in Australia and what barriers we face in achieving gender equity.
The report provides recommendations on closing the gender gap including enabling workplace meritocracies, changing workplace culture and engaging leaders and introducing accountability.
Download report - Women in Leadership: Understanding the gender gap (pdf)
Read media release - CEDA survey finds many women discriminated against in the workplace
Read opinion piece - Why we need more men in the gender equity debate
In 2013,CEDA surveyed 600 people from the business community, primarily its members and past Women in Leadershipevent attendees to help identify current barriers to equality of opportunity. The survey foundmore than 50 per cent of respondents, predominantly women, have been discriminated against on the basis of gender in the workplace.
The survey results, which form part of CEDA's research report Women in Leadership: Understanding the gender gap, also found that 93.2 per cent of respondents believe barriers to equality in the workplace exist.
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This research explores the business, economic and cultural aspects of Women in Leadership, including:
In 2011, CEDA released Women in Leadership: Looking Below the Surface a report that examines unconscious bias against women in the workplace.
CEDA Chief Executive Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin said the report aimed to provide the facts and figures that provide a business case for resolving gender equity issues, while also highlighting some of the underlying unconscious biases that exist that are often unspoken and are hindering change.
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