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gender equity

Merit: the next frontier for gender equity?

Managers want the best person for the job, but managers also rely on the belief their decisions are objective -- when they are certainly not. This presents an opportunity to increase middle managers' understanding of merit and how biases may shape their decisions. Read More

The Everests that women will still conquer

As Australia prepares to host the Global Summit of Women – dubbed the “Davos for women” – what do policymakers still need to know about the advancing women’s opportunities? Irene Natividad shares her leadership lessons. Read More

Julie Bishop: women in leadership

VIDEO: Minister for Foreign Affairs and Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party, Julie Bishop kicked off International Women's Day celebrations early this year with an address to public servants. Read More

APS salute to inclusion networks and champions

An official who mentored a colleague after a brain injury, a champion of Indigenous cultural capability who forged links with other minority groups, an LGBTI employee network, and a group for women in IT are among the first to be recognised for their efforts by the inaugural APS Diversity and Gender Equality Awards. Read More

50/50 by 2030: how’s Australia’s gender equality tracking?

Correcting the gender imbalance in political representation and public administration leadership in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region is the central challenge of the University of Canberra's 50/50 by 2030 Foundation, to be launched tonight. It's not just about the numbers, argues the foundation's director Virginia Haussegger. Read More