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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.
Keys to Elected Office: The essential guide for women
This guide utilises past research, commissioned by the Barbara Lee Family Foundation, to discuss voter attitudes towards women candidates and offers itself as an essential guide for women seeking to run as candidate for governor.
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment Gender Equality Action Plan
This strategic plan offers an industry-specific framework advocating for gender equality within DPIPWE.
Women’s Leadership Matters: The impact of women’s leadership in the Canadian federal public service
Written within the Canadian context, where 46% of women sit at the executive level of the public sector, this report queries what impact women at the executive level have on programs, management and policy.
Balancing the Future: The Australian Public Service Gender Equality Strategy 2016-2019
This report "sets out actions for driving high performance and boosting productivity in the Australian Public Service (APS) [and] is a strategy for harnessing the best talent, changing cultures, and challenging assumptions that hold us back."
Queensland Women’s Strategy 2016–21
Acknowledging the socio-economic contributions of women and girls to the State of Queensland, this strategy aims to champion gender equity. The report outlines areas which require improved support, and offers recommendations for action.
Queensland Public Sector Gender Equity Strategy 2015–2020
This report by the Queensland PSC “aims to challenge myths such as the definition of merit, and assumptions such as gender stereotypes, to ensure both men and women enjoy the same opportunities to shape and influence their own lives and careers.”
Futureproofing Australia: Gender diversity in politics
Founded on empirical research which invited the participation of almost 60 past and present female politicians, this research report looks at gender inequity prevalent in the political sphere; at the local, state and federal level.
‘Not yet 50/50’ – Barriers to the Progress of Senior Women in the Australian Public Service
"In most countries around the world women remain in the minority when it comes to senior positions in both the public and private sectors. That there are barriers to their progression is not in doubt."
Advancing Women: Increasing the participation of women in senior roles in the NSW public sector
Prepared for the NSW Public Service Commission, this report focuses its macro-lens on women leaders. The report concerns itself with what support and barriers exist for women on the trajectory towards seniority and offers recommendations.
The Women in Public Service Project: Meeting the 50x50 challenge
“Globally, women are vastly underrepresented in leadership positions across all sectors and regions. (…) To date, only 37 countries have reached the 30 percent mark in national legislative bodies, which is recognized as the critical mass of change.”
Not yet 50/50: Barriers to the progress of senior women in the Australian Public Service
“That there are barriers to [women’s] progression is not in doubt. What is not well understood is the nature of those barriers and the extent to which barriers to progression in the public sector might differ from those in the private sector.”