CRACKING THE CODE FOR GENDER EQUITY
Everyone has an opinion on cracking the code for International Women’s Day but none are better informed than Lisa Sweeney of Business in Heels the voice behind the Gender Equity Awards for Australia. The 2022 results are in. Learn what great companies & individuals are doing to crack the code. The winners & finalists are a who’s who of corporate Australia with companies Cotton On, L’Oreal, Coulter Legal, Gipps Sport, Capgemini, DocuSign, AWS, and Jayco to name a few.
2022 saw almost 100 nominations, 32 finalists and 8 winners. The goal is to learn what policies, activities & behaviours are making a difference. With case studies extracted from most of them, we can share that the commonality is that their attitude to addressing gender diversity is holistic with a move to address diversity & inclusivity in its many forms.
KEY POLICIES THAT ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Parental leave that is very flexible and balanced for either parent with NO Hurdles. Enables you to attract the talent you need in a tough market.
A robust succession plan that allows for people to be promoted even whilst on parental leave. Sends a message that you value your people.
Employment of a diverse team that is reflective of the community & the clients you serve. Better decisions, more customer-centric & more profitable
Leave policies that support individuals’ needs like carers, those going through IVF or having suffered losses like a stillborn child etc.
ACTIVITIES THAT ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Mentoring – Sponsorship – Social Contract
BEHAVIOUR THAT IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Open & transparent communication
Investing in education & development of those disadvantaged
Be an informed voice for change
Nominations for the 2023 Gender Equity Awards are now open and the Business in Heels team plans to open the conversation up this year to men on how they can best support gender equity.
NOMINATE SOMEONE DESERVING TODAY