Researchers from the Institute for Sustainable Futures at Sydney’s University of Technology have analysed promising initiatives by governments and companies to improve gender diversity. Their report examines innovative policies to recruit and retain talent across genders, noting that gender diversity is a significant issue of risk management for boards and companies.
The researchers articulate a clear case for gender balancing initiatives at economy, company and individual levels which improve gender balance in employment and ensure economic incentives for mothers to work. They conclude the commitment to increase participation of women in employment is almost universal, but what is lacking is granular evidence of the application of successful initiatives that achieve this. The report presents care studies linked to positive outcomes for both staff well-being and company benefits, demonstrating real traction in resolving this issue.