Case studies

Read about what people and organisations are doing to improve gender equality in their own workplaces and Australia. 

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Aurecon: elevating women in STEM

24 February 2020

Demand for technical and STEM skills is high in the current market and as Aurecon seeks to solve  problems with clients that are complex and multi-dimensional, this demand will continue to grow. Aurecon has recognised the importance of increasing diversity to strengthen its business operations and connect with untapped talent. Concurrently, Aurecon is building an inclusive culture to support all employees to feel valued, have a sense of belonging and have equal access to opportunities. 

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Viva Energy: tackling pay gaps

7 November 2018

Helen Karatasas, Education Delivery Manager at the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, and Jodie Haydon, Executive General Manager, People and Culture at Viva Energy Australia, discuss how Viva Energy addresses gender pay gaps within their organisation.



Mercy Health: introducing men to a career in caring

4 July 2017

Mercy Health recognises the importance of having a workforce that is as diverse as its client base and this means attracting more male workers. With almost 60% of the industry’s direct care workers being 45 years or older and 36% of the current workforce within 10 years of retirement, there is also a need to attract younger people to healthcare. 

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Griffith University: developing female leaders

4 July 2017

To address a persistent gender imbalance in senior management roles, Griffith University is working to increase the number of women entering leadership roles by developing the skills of existing staff.

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St Barbara: Attracting women to a male-dominated industry

4 July 2017

St Barbara has been working to increase the number of women in its male-dominated workplace for several years, with the aim of achieving a more equal balance of women and men across the organisation.

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HESTA: conducting a gender pay gap analysis

4 July 2017

In 2016 HESTA began the process of applying for the Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation. To support this process, an in-depth gender pay gap analysis was required to understand the state of gender pay equity within the organisation.

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Stockland: supporting parents and carers

4 July 2017

For many years, Stockland has been focused on providing competitive parental benefits to attract and retain employees. Understanding that the caring requirements of employees vary widely, the company’s priority has been on reviewing its existing offering and looking for improvements that provide employees with a greater degree of flexibility in how they structure their parental leave benefits.

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NAB: working flexibly in a large company

4 July 2017

NAB believes flexible working should be part of everyday business and available for employees regardless of gender, role or location, as long as it is consistent with the needs of their customers, business, teams and the individuals.

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MYOB: recruiting women into IT

4 July 2017

Faced with a shortage of female IT graduates, and a lack of women at all levels of the company, MYOB wanted to find an alternative recruitment process. To address this issue, MYOB devised an experimental program to see if it was possible to teach people with no previous IT experience basic coding in 16 weeks. 

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Benetas: challenging male stereotypes

4 July 2017

Health Care and Social Assistance is the fastest growing sector in Australia, yet to meet increasing demand for care, the workforce needs to triple by 2050. That is an enormous task. Benetas is striving to achieve cultural change in its workplaces and create greater gender balance by challenging gender stereotypes.

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Small business: pay gap analysis

15 March 2015

Small businesses in Australia employ a large number of employees and face a unique set of issues when it comes to managing and improving gender equality in their workplace. Gender pay equity is one of these key challenges for small businesses. Through two fictional case studies, learn how a gender pay gap analysis can be undertaken.

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