Gender equality is moving too slow. Time for a data change.

“If health and safety have budgets, then why doesn’t gender equality?” Libby Lyons, WGEA Director asked a packed room last week.  Even though the most recent gender data statistics show a slight increase in employers taking positive action,  Lyons urged the room that more can and must be done, and I agree with her. Here’s why:

The Gender Pay Gap: What Every Employer Should Know

In the run up to Equal Pay Day on the 4th September, it’s clear that Australian organisations are making slow progress with pay equity. That date was chosen to mark, on average how much longer a women needs to work past the end of the last financial year to earn the same salary as a man. The Workplace Gender Equality …

Data Driven Results To Close The Pay Gap

Today is Equal Pay Day. It falls on this day to mark the additional time from the end of the financial year it takes for a woman to earn the same as her male colleagues. That’s 65-days of full-time work and a pay gap of 23.1% for total pay of full-time employees and 17.7% for base pay of full-time employees.  …

How The Gender Pay Gap Adds Up

Equal Pay Day falls tomorrow, 4th September. It marks the additional time from the end of the previous financial year it takes for a woman to earn the same as her male colleagues. This fantastic infographic from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency shows you why Equal Pay Day matters and how the national gender pay gap adds up over a …

Gender Equality: How do we drive change in 2017

Gender equality in the workplace has been under the spotlight in the last week at the World Economic Forum with Christine Lagarde, the head of the IMF commenting on the slow down in progress across the last decade. In particular the current pace of change that predicts it will take us 170 years to reach parity. https://www.wgea.gov.au/addressing-pay-equity/what-gender-pay-gap In Australia, the …

What will your workplace gender equality report tell you?

For many kids and companies alike, the end of year signals report card time! Receiving a report at the end of the year can be a powerful catalyst for learning about strengths and weaknesses, forward planning and improving performance. It’s also a great time to reflect. Whether a report makes us feel positive or disappointed, motivated or disheartened  will depend on how …