As Australia flounders in 35th place on the Global Gender Gap Report, it is becoming clear that high level policy change through government and big business is not happening fast enough. In fact Workplace Gender Equality Agency Director Libby Lyons recently told a Senate estimates hearing that it will take another 50 years to close the entrenched gender pay gap. We argue that this is a critical economic and social challenge that affects all Australians and that the time has come for all of us to step up and do what we can to expedite change.

That is why we are excited to be teaming up with one of Australia’s best known female advocates, reporter, presenter and author Tracey Spicer, to launch a national initiative designed to create practical, measurable change in workplaces across the country.

The objective of the 100 Days for Change initiative is to catalyse people into making achievable, practical changes to improve gender equity at all levels. In the lead up to and during the 100 Days for Change we will be asking individuals and organisations across the country to announce and celebrate the changes they are making in order to publically demonstrate mainstream Australia’s appetite for change. It is our hope that through the visibility of this grassroots movement, government agencies and big business are further swayed towards making widespread change.

Women & Leadership Australia’s 100 Days for Change is a grassroots, action orientated initiative that will catalyse individuals and organisations into making achievable change to increase gender equity in their workplace.

The time for action is now. It is up to each and every one of us to take accountability for our own part in creating gender equity. The 100 Days for Change initiative represents one hundred days to work together and take practical action to effect real change. Our aim is to empower individuals and organisations, across all industries and sectors, to make all kinds of large and small scale changes. Our hope is that this collective action will increase momentum towards achieving equitable working conditions for all.

100 days for change

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Tracey Spicer AM

Author, Journalist and Television Presenter

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100 Days for Change Ambassador Tracey Spicer

Tracey Spicer AM is an author, journalist and television presenter who has anchored programs for ABC TV, Network Ten, Channel 9 and Sky News over the past 30 years. Renowned for the courage of her convictions, passion for social justice, and commitment to equality, she also has a wicked sense of humour. Currently, she works as a weekly columnist for Fairfax, presentation trainer for Outspoken Women and the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, and media trainer at Spicer Communications. She appears regularly as a commentator on ABC TV and Channel 9. Tracey has written, produced and presented documentaries for NGOs in Bangladesh, Kenya, Uganda, Papua New Guinea, and India, and the National Breast Cancer Foundation in Australia. Her essays have appeared in dozens of books, including Women of Letters, She’s Having a Laugh, and Bewitched & Bedevilled: Women Write the Gillard Years, while her TEDx Talk, The Lady Stripped Bare, has attracted more than 1.5 million views.​

Tracey Spicer AM

Author, Journalist and Television Presenter

Women & Leadership Australia is proud to be working with Tracey Spicer to bring the 100 Days for Change initiative to life.​

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