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We look back at one of the biggest years that Women & Leadership has ever had.

Suzi Finkelstein, Program Director of Women & Leadership Australia, looks back at the year. From the #100daysforchange campaign, launching the Accord Program, holding both Symposiums and Forums, it has been one of the biggest years yet.

These are the key takeaways from the McKinsey and Company and Lean In report into women in the workplace

A study from McKinsey and Company and Lean In org has found that women, particularly women from minority groups, are still at a serious disadvantage in the workplace. Not only does this study on women and the workplace shine a light on some of the problems, but it also helps to provide solutions to gender inequality i the workplace

The Workplace Gender Equality Agency has released their latest report

The Workplace Gender Equality Agency has released their latest report into how equitable Australia's workplaces are. Here is a breakdown of the report and some of the key findings.

'Education is the best investment for yourself.'

We chatted with Kathryn Crofts, Board Secretary and Non-Executive Director of Road Sense Australia, who has completed the Advanced Leadership Program (ALP).

How one woman is changing the mining industry

Florence Drummond is the Founder of Indigenous Women In Mining Australia, an organisation with a big, admirable goal: to connect every indigenous woman working in the mining sector in Australia.

WLA and Hort Innovation continue their partnership with over $135,000 available to women in the horticulture industry

Women & Leadership Australia and Hort Innovation are delighted to announce that over $135,000 is available in scholarship funding for women in the horticulture industry who wish to develop valuable leadership skills.

Australian Gender Equality Council launches with #itstime

Women & Leadership Australia is proud to announce its membership to the Australian Gender Equality Council (AGEC). AGEC is Australia’s first independent, national body dedicated to driving gender equality. It is committed to creating the same rights and opportunities for women when it comes to pay, superannuation, the workplace and society.

Women in rural areas face more disadvantages than their big-city counterparts.

In 2017, a report released by the Australian Human Rights Commission on International Women's Day revealed that women in rural and regional areas are far more likely to experience disadvantage and discrimination in the workplace than women who are located in urban areas near big cities.

Local and State governments in Victoria are leading the way in gender equity action plans

Victoria has made major strides towards gender equality in the past two weeks, with the Victorian Government announcing a brand new framework titled 'Safe and Strong, Victoria's Gender Equity Strategy.'

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