100 Days For Change hits new heights and momentum
100 Days for Change, the grassroots initiative that encourages all Australian organisations and individuals to implement change to increase workplace gender diversity, has now received pledges and support from more than 200 organisations and individuals across the country.
Both large and small organisations have begun to implement a wide range of transformative workplace changes and initiatives. Highlights include:
• Bendigo and Adelaide Bank are promoting initiatives to assist their people to work flexibly
• AUSTRAC is establishing a women’s network throughout the agency
• the Nine Network are launching a mentoring program for women employees
• Driveco have started using gender neutral language in recruitment drives
• Frankston Toyota have pledged to increase their workforce to 40% females by 2020
• EY has launched a ‘Glidepath to Leadership’ program that supports high-potential females
• King & Wood Mallesons are launching 6 separate initiatives including a pay gap analysis
• Fancy Films is launching a documentary series profiling a range of inspiring female leaders
• CBRE is establishing a domestic violence policy and undertaking a pay parity study
• Global Merces Funds have committed to offer flexible working solutions for mothers/fathers
• Northrop will increase women in leadership roles and normalise flexible work arrangements
• The Salvation Army is launching new policies, workshops and leadership development
• Prompt Engineering is providing working mothers with flexible hours, location and support.
Individual pledges have also demonstrated a broad range of actions including community role modelling, strengths analysis and championing both maternity and paternity leave.
“The depth, range and variety of pledges is truly remarkable, and really speaks to the quality and commitment of so many individuals and organisations,” said Suzi Finkelstein, Program Director for WLA. “To think that so many are actively working to build more inclusive cultures that make a difference to the engagement, capacity and growth of workplaces right across the country is just tremendous.”
The project is supported by the Australian Gender Equality Council, the Workplace Gender Equality Agency and Orima Research to quantitatively and qualitatively evaluate the campaign’s overall impact on Australian workplaces.
Organisations and individuals can still pledge their initiative and start to implement it by October 8th using the hashtag #100daysforchange on social media.
More information about 100 Days for Change