In November 2018, The Australian British Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) will join with the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) on a national event roadshow for the release of WGEA’s fifth year of gender equality reporting data.
As Australia releases its fifth year of data, the UK has just completed its first year of reporting and data collection under new gender pay gap legislation. To mark this, WGEA has invited the Deputy Head of the UK’s Government’s Equalities Office (GEO) and Head of Gender, Elysia McCaffrey, to share and compare the UK’s first year of data with Australia’s fifth year of data collection.
The roadshow aims to foster international insights on improving workplace gender equality and will include keynote addresses from WGEA’s Director, Libby Lyons and the GEO’s Elysia McCaffrey.
It will also analyse Australia’s progress towards workplace gender equality over the last five years and include the latest data on the gender pay gap, representation of women in leadership, industry performance and emerging trends in employer action.
Join us for these highlight keynote presentations followed by panel sessions with leading employers and gender equality experts to compare and contrast progress in both countries.
Book your ticket now on the Australian British Chamber of Commerce website.
Elysia is the Deputy Head of the Government Equalities Office and leads work on gender equality, primarily leading work to close the gender pay gap. This includes the implementation of new Gender Pay Gap reporting requirements, increasing the number of women on boards, increasing women’s political representation, and representing the UK on gender issues internationally.
Elysia is passionate about gender equality and has a background in leading large scale operations and change programmes.
Libby was appointed Director of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency in October 2015. She oversees the statutory reporting process that gathers gender equality data from more than 12,000 employees, covering more than 4 million employees. Soon after starting her appointment at the Agency, Libby initiated the development of a strategic plan focused on maximising the Agency’s world-leading dataset and expanding the reach and impact of gender reporting nationally and internationally.
As part of this strategic vision, Libby has travelled to Singapore, Chile, Vietnam, Korea and Japan to speak with government and private enterprise on the business case for gender equality and the Agency’s dataset. She also presented at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York in 2018.
In leading the Agency, Libby is focused on working closely with employers to achieve gender equality and takes part in regular roundtable and speaking events with business leaders and their peers to share experiences, challenges and successes in creating workplaces where the skills and ambitions of employees are equally recognised and rewarded regardless of gender.
Recently, Libby featured in 200 women who will change the way you see the world, as well as Apolitical’s 100 Most Influential People Working in Gender Policy 2018 list.
Prior to joining the Agency Libby had a distinguished career in corporate affairs and government relations, including heading up BHP Billiton’s Olympic Dam corporate affairs division, as well as senior roles at Atlas Iron, CITIC Pacific Mining, Alcoa Australia, the Western Power Corporation and Telstra.
Libby has a strong personal commitment to public service, having started her career as a primary school teacher. She also sat on the boards of non-profit organisations SIDS and Kids WA, and was Executive Chairman for Kalparrin, a charity that supports the carers of children with disabilities.