Internal Research

Gender bias is pervasive at work and in organisations, creating inequalities at every stage of the employment cycle. This insight paper highlights some of the research examining how gender bias operates at work and provides evidence-based suggestions for creating more equitable recruitment and promotion systems.

The Business Council of Australia, McKinsey & Company and the Workplace Gender Equality Agency teamed up to undertake a study using three years of WGEA data and more than 40 interviews. The result, Women in Leadership: Lessons from Australian companies leading the way, provides an evidence-based recipe for dismantling barriers to women’s participation at senior levels and a correlation between representation of women in senior roles and the practice of normalising flexible work.

This paper gives an overview of countries that have gender equality reporting schemes as well as information about a number of different models that are currently in use throughout the world.

KPMG has developed this report, She’s Price(d)less: The economics of the gender pay gap, for Diversity Council Australia and the Workplace Gender Equality Agency. The report uses structured econometric modelling to determine the factors that underpin the gap, and to what extent they contribute to the issue.

This paper explores the differences between mentoring and sponsorship for women in the workforce and outlines the benefits and the drawbacks for both.

This paper explores the link between the unequal distribution of caring work between women and men and the unequal labour market outcomes.

This paper reviews the factors that contribute to women's poor economic security upon retirement and offers a number of suggestions on how employers can improve women's economic security.

This paper explores the different parental leave policies available in OECD countries and offers suggestions for increasing the share of men using parental leave.

This paper explores how workplace negotiation contributes to gender inequality and what organisations and individuals can do to improve outcomes.

This report, from WGEA and Bankwest Curtin Economic Centre analyses WGEA reporting data relating to gender pay gaps and explores trends and contributing factors.