Achieving Gender Equality

Achieve Gender Equality Advancing the roles of both genders through discovery, discussion, education, leadership and adapting our values to allow women and men equal opportunity to a career, parenting, financial security and personal enrichment.

Australian Chair of Arup UKMEA outlines 2014 gender strategies

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Robert Care is a globally experienced, male CEO of senior ranking so he might be one of those people referred to by critics as ‘male, pale and stale’. He is indeed male, Caucasian and could be referred to as ‘middle aged’, but he is very definitely focused on achieving gender equality in his workplace as this quote from him, reported in Stepping Up, indicates “We have had (gender) discrimination for over 200 years in Australia so a little bias the other way is okay”. Read More...

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White, male leadership on gender not enough for a step change

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The following article was reported in the Australian Financial Review on 7 January 2014. Read More...

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Australian Defence Force Captain highlights importance of gender on peace and security

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Captain Jennifer Wittwer has recently returned from a 7 month deployment to Afghanistan as Gender Advisor. Her role was to assist the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command to implement UNSCR 1325 at the operational and tactical level.

Captain Wittwer has a longstanding career in the Royal Australian Navy and she contributed to Stepping Up prior to her deployment. Below she outlines the importance of gender perspective on achieving peace, security and reconstruction. Read More...

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It's not 'stop the boats', it's 'stop the excuses'

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

With the announcement of Tony Abbott's cabinet last week, Rosa Parks came to mind. She was the African-American woman who refused to give up her seat to a white person on 1 December 1955. Her defiance served to rally black leaders from all around America to lead change in what became known as the ‘bus boycott’. It lasted until 20 December 1956 when a federal ruling that segregation on buses was unconstitutional. From that day forward, the rights of African-America people changed forever. Read More...

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Company Performance Improved with Gender Balance

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Boardrooms the world over are changing. The pressure is on Chairman to build more diverse teams and that means both genders and as many cultures necessary to reflect the customers and communities that the board and its organisations serve. Read More...

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