On 10 December 2012, AHRI, UN Women Australia and principal partner, Westpac Group, launched the communique of the 2012 Summit.
The second annual Gender Equity in the Workplace Summit: Re-Imagining our Workplaces was held in Sydney on Tuesday 24 July 2012.
Co-hosted by the Australian Human Resources Institute and UN Women Australia, the Summit built on the 2011 Gender Equity in the Workplace Summit by bringing together gender experts and business leaders to progress the gender equality conversation and develop the thought leadership about gender equity in Australian workplaces.
The Gender Equity in the Workplace Summit is a key part of UN Women Australia's domestic mandate to promote gender equality within Australia. It seeks to reflect and build on The Women's Empowerment Principles, a set of principles produced by the United Nations Development Fund for Women (now UN Women) and the United Nations Global Compact offering guidance on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community.
To download a copy of the Women's Empowerment Principles Booklet click here.
On 8 July 2011, AHRI, UN Women Australia and principal partner, The Westpac Group, launched a report on the findings of the Summit.
Eight recommendations for change from the 2011 Summit that have been outlined in the report are:
AHRI is delighted to launch two new programs designed to support the development of workplace diversity initiatives in Australian organisations.
The programs are the outcome of deliberations following the Gender Equity in the Workplace Summit. The programs focus on the question of bias within organisations, including an exploration of workplace cultures in which the exercise of biases relating to gender, age and other groups, are often so entrenched that they may not be recognised as such.
The two programs are ‘Bias and the bottom-line’ and ‘Managing your biases at work’, conscious and unconcious.
Program materials include:
All materials can be edited to suit your needs. AHRI is able to provide independent expert facilitation where required. For more information about how to purchase these materials you can visit Managing your Bias at Work or alternatively you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call 1300 811 880