This week marks National Carers Week – a week to acknowledge and appreciate the 2.7 million carers across Australia. According to the Australian Government’s Carer Gateway, one in eight people in Australia are carers.
The Workplace Gender Equality Agency is proud to support HESTA’s 40:40 Vision initiative and our Agency Director Libby Lyons has joined the steering committee to help this initiative drive real change.
Understanding gender equality in 2020 workplaces requires a broader understanding of gender equality in Australia. Gender inequality in society often informs our experiences and attitudes in the workplace.
We have waited 59 [un]equal days and finally today is Equal Pay Day, Wednesday 28 August. [Un]Equal Pay Day marks the additional 59 days women must work from the end of the last financial year to earn the same amount as men.
Last week, in the lead up to Equal Pay Day, the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, (‘the Agency’) in partnership with KPMG Australia and the Diversity Council of Australia, launched the newest instalment of She’s Price(d)less: the economics of the gender pay gap.
Last month, the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (‘the Agency’) published a quiz testing the public’s knowledge on the gender pay gap. Since its release, the Agency has received over 500 responses. The average score was 71% - 9.2 out of 13. Around one in five respondents scored within 90%-100%.
The gender pay gap – while it looks like just a number on a page, it means so much more in reality. Ahead of Equal Pay Day this Wednesday 28 August 2019, it is important that we take a step back and really look at what the gender pay gap means for you, your family, your workplace and Australia.
Is your organisation leading the way in workplace gender equality? Or have you recently developed a successful program, initiative, policy or strategy that has made a difference to your organisation? If so, we’d love to hear from you.
New research by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) and Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) offers definitive proof that gender equity drives better performance, greater productivity and greater profitability