This report is an analysis of initiatives to improve gender diversity in companies. It examines innovative policies to recruit and retain talent across genders. Gender diversity is a significant issue of risk management for boards and for companies.
The report examines commitment to promising initiatives and tools put in place by governments and companies to achieve the best results in terms of creating equal employment opportunities and inclusive workplaces. The concrete cases are linked to real outcomes in terms of staff well-being and company benefits.
The benefits for economies are substantial in revitalizing company employment and boosting productivity. This report assists in:
articulating a clear case for gender balancing initiatives at economy, company and individual levels.
indicating the benefits of gender balance for employment achieving company goals.
ensuring economic incentives exist for mothers to work.
The commitment to increase participation of women in employment is almost universal. What is lacking is granular evidence of the application of successful initiatives that achieve this. The report outlines a series of case studies that demonstrate real traction in resolving this issue.
Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney 2020