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The Law Council of Australia has just released Australia's gender equality scorecard with the key results from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency's 2013-14 reporting data.

This report examines findings from the comprehensive gender data provided by Australian employers and provides an overall statement in the introduction which says:

"Lifting female workforce participation and closing the gap in earnings between women and men is a significant national productivity imperative. At an organisational level, employers increasingly recognise their future growth depends on their ability to maximise the full potential of the best female and male talent."

Dismantling the cultural and structural barriers that limit women's ability to engage in employment and then progress to leadership roles is central to achieving gender equality. This endgame depends, in part, on employers establishing the strategies and initiatives that are known enablers of gender equality, and then tracking their impact."

The report surveyed more than 11,000 employers and 3.9 million employees. Some of the key results include:

Click here  to read the whole Report Card on the Law Council's website.

WLWA agrees that used to its full potential, the data in the report will be a game-changer. A high-level overview of the data is outlined in this report with a more comprehensive dataset available online at www.wgea.gov.au via a powerful data visualisation tool. Critically, employers will have access to their own customised, confidential benchmark reports that map and track their performance against the comparison group they choose.

WLWA are excited to use the data in this report to assist in implementing the recommendaitons of their 2014 Gender Bias Review Report available here. 

Should you be interested in joining the Gender Bias Taskforce Implementation Committee  or one of our working groups, please Contact Us to submit an expression of interest setting out the working group that you are interested in joining and your full contact details.