The Gender Equity in the Workplace Summit 2011 was held on Friday 4 March 2011 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Summit was produced by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) and UN Women Australia and was designed to advance the changes required to ensure that large private sector organisation in Australia significantly improve their representation of women in senior leadership positions during the coming decade. The Summit was attended by 182 delegates from a large range of organisations.
View the list of companies that were represented at the Gender Equity in the Workplace Summit 2011.
View the agenda from the Gender Equity in the Workplace Summit 2011.
On 8 July 2011, AHRI, UN Women Australia and principal partner, The Westpac Group, launched a report on the findings of the Gender Equity in the Workplace Summit titled ‘Equality means business’.
Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick launched the report to over 150 guests. Also in attendance was The Westpac Group CEO Gail Kelly, UN Women Australia executive director, Julie McKay and AHRI National President Peter Wilson.
The report is based on the outcomes of the March 4 Gender Equity in the Workplace Summit 2011 and summarises the main themes emerging from the keynote presentations and syndicate discussions and includes eight key recommendations for change.
Download transcripts of the speeches as delivered by the special guests at the Gender Equity in the Workplace Summit on 4 March 2011.
On target: Taking action to make a positive difference to women
Gail Kelly, CEO, The Westpac Group
Women’s Empowerment Principles and Celebrating 100 Years
Julie McKay, Executive Director, UN Women Australia
Kate Ellis, Federal Minister for the Status of Women
The state of gender equality in Australia on International Women’s Day: What more needs to happen?
Elizabeth Broderick, Sex Discrimination Minister