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Report Hub: Bias, Barriers and Merit
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."
Navigating disruption without gender diversity? Think again. How five disconnects are holding back gender diversity and stifling innovation in business
Based on empirical evidence, this report argues for gender parity at the senior and decision-making level. The report argues for diversity as an industry tool to use against disruptive challenges and to drive innovation.
Deconstructing the Glass Ceiling: Gender equality in the Australian property profession
"The purpose of this paper is to export the role of professional bodies within the property industry in Australia in bringing about gender equality."
Leading with their Hearts? How gender stereotypes of emotion lead to biased evaluations of female leaders
"The belief that women are more emotional than men is one of the strongest gender stereotypes held in Western cultures [a]nd yet, gender stereotypes of emotion have received little attention from gender and leadership scholars."
Race Matters for Women Leaders: Intersectional effects on agentic deficiencies and penalties
"We suggest that when specific racial and gendered stereotypes are aligned with a specific dimension of agency, we can gain a more thorough understanding of how agentic biases may hinder women's progression to leadership positions."