Since launching BroadAgenda, a bold new blog for ‘broads, blokes, brawn and brain!’ in March 2017, we have commissioned over 100 original articles from more than 80 contributors, across 10 nations. Already distinguishing itself as a solid new source of research based commentary and analysis, BroadAgenda aims to build a bridge from academic discovery to mainstream media. By engaging thought leaders and influencers in our public events and ‘Power Profiles video series, we’re intent on improving the national debate around gender equality.

In partnership with Local Government Professionals Australia the 50/50 Foundation convened a Gender Diversity co-design workshop for 100 local government executives, at the LGPA National Congress 2017. The report 'Why are women so poorly represented in Local Government Administrative Leadership and what can be done about it?' details over 40 strategies for navigating gender barriers and achieving 50/50 by 2030. 

Located within the globally renowned Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (IGPA) at the University of Canberra, the 50/50 Foundation is well positioned to support the many international delegations hosted by IGPA. In September 2017 the Foundation will co-host a delegation of Nepalese local government officials for an exploration of Gender Diversity in Public Administration. Additionally the Foundation team will design and implement a 'Women and Leadership' program for a visiting Indonesian delegation of educators. 

Having identified a major knowledge gap in Australian research around attitudes to gender equality, the 50/50 Foundation has undertaken a ground breaking national survey. Titled,From Girls to Men: social attitudes to gender equality issues in Australia this project will be the first of its kind, incorporating large-scale quantitative survey with nation-wide focus groups and big data analysis of social media activity. 

Our flagship engagement project for 2018, Shaping Future Leaders, is a unique leadership program to enhance the adaptive capacity of emerging women leaders. The 8-week course, (awarded 6 credits points towards an IGPA MPA) will build an international community of leadership practice, and utilise the 50/50 Foundation’s access to Australia’s boldest, brightest and brashest women leaders to inspire and shape powerful futures.

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