There is a signficant amount of good research on gender equality in the context of the Australian workplace. The Agency collects and presents some of the most relevant and insightful research from academics and other organisations working on issues relevant to gender equality in the workplace.
Australian Research: This research indicates that some of the causes of continued gender disparity in certain industries, and in gaining access to senior leadership roles in particular, can be traced to influences surrounding the experiences and decisions made in childhood and early high school years by boys and girls.
Australian Research: Bain & Company and Chief Executive Women surveyed almost 2,000 Australians across more than 14 industries to understand the current levels of male engagement with gender equality initiatives, the most effective motivators to increase it and the barriers preventing uptake.
Australian Research: This 2018 paper from Universities Australia aims to help ensure women have equal access to career enhancing sponsorship opportunities, and to help redress the under representation of women in leadership and executive levels. It can be used for any industry and sector.
Australian Research: Findings from the Work, Care, Health and Retirement: "Ageing Agenders" Project 2017.
International Research: This annual Catalyst report provides critical statistics about women’s advancement into leadership, highlighting a lack of gender diversity on most Fortune 500 boards.
Australian Research: A summary report of the presentations and discussions from the 2016 Women's Super Summit.
International Research: This report by Credit Suisse maps 27,000 senior managers at over 3,000 large companies globally. Following on from the original 2014 study, the analysed sample has been increased by several hundred companies.
Australian Research: The Centre for Workplace Leadership was commissioned by the Department of Employment to examine how organisations can be supported in taking a more sustainable and integrated approach to gender equality.
Australian Research: These Principles and Recommendations set out recommended corporate governance practices for entities listed on the ASX that, in the Council’s view, are likely to achieve good governance outcomes.
International Research: This report from Catalyst provides a unique view of how organisations can open up and encourage discussion around diversity issues.
Australian Research: This white paper from the Australian Institute of Management discusses the importance of flexible work arrangements to the modern workforce, and how to meet some of the challenges that managers face in implementing these arrangements.
International Research: This Catalyst report from 2013 examines flexible work arrangements separating the myths from the facts and aims to help organisations become employers of choice in attracting and retaining top talent.
International Research: This factsheet from the National Women's Law centre provides a useful overview of research that demonstrates a positive business impact associated with workplace flexibility.
Australian Research: Survey of 2000 women and 500 men aged 16-40 to understand experiences and expectations in employment conducted by the University of Sydney Business School: The Women, Work and Leadership Group