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Report Hub: Bias, Barriers and Merit
The Role of Middle Managers in Progressing Gender Equity in the Public Sector
"Despite the expressed commitment and actions to support gender equity in most jurisdictions, progress towards gender equity in the workplace has been uneven."
Backlash and Buy-In: Responding to the challenges in achieving gender equality
“The world is at a crossroads with women’s leadership and gender equality being contested in many nations. The global movement is profoundly uneven, a fragmented picture of acceleration in some contexts and stagnation in others.”
Face the Facts: Gender Equality 2018
"Australian women are over-represented as part-time workers in low-paid industries and in insecure work and continue to be underrepresented in leadership roles in the private and public sectors."
Women and the Future of Work Report: Report 1 of the Australian women’s working futures project
"This publication reports the findings from a combined quantitative and qualitative study of Australian working women".
Going Blind to See More Clearly: Unconscious bias in Australian Public Service shortlisting processes
This study empirically considers the preliminary stages of the recruitment process at the level of senior APS roles, and queries whether women and minorities are given differential appraisals.
Advancing Women in Australia: Eliminating bias in feedback and promotions
"Accessing the benefits of diversity demands that our organisations be meritocratic. Yet, defining who has merit and who does not without introducing subjectivity and bias remains challenging in practice."
Dispelling the Myths of the Gender “Ambition Gap”
"When it comes to careers, there is a stubborn theory that women are less ambitious than men. (...) Our research demonstrates, however, that this is simply not true. The issue is more nuanced—and more solvable—than most CEOs think."
A Conversation in Gender Equality
“Incorrect assumptions are being made about the progress of gender equality both in Australia and internationally. (…) These misconceptions signal the need for an increase in our efforts and priorities.”
The 2017 Women's Agenda Ambition Report
"A survey of more than 2000 women on what they want from their careers, and what they think could get in the way".
Re-thinking Merit: Why the meritocracy is failing Australian businesses
"We suggest those who view Australia as a functioning meritocracy are failing to understand the limits of our own conceptions of merit, which involve a range of biases that discriminate against women and other diverse groups in employment practices".
Undervalued and Underpaid in America: Women in low-wage, female-dominated jobs
“This report investigates women’s experiences in large, low-wage, growing, female-dominated occupations, comparing demographic data and indicators of economic security between 1994 and 2014, and projecting growth rates to 2024.”
Re-thinking Culture: How to drive gender diversity in the workplace
"Business in Australia is highly dependent on the ‘meritocracy’: a system determining who gets to the top that is largely considered to be fair, egalitarian and objective. The problem is that it is not."