At the Heart of Success: current workplace gender diversity initiatives driving change

Wednesday 14th February, 2018 9:30 am – Wednesday 14th February, 2018 11:30 am
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace Perth

More employers are taking action to address pay gaps and gender imbalances that persist across the economy, according to 2016-17 workplace data released by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA). WGEA is responsible for conducting work towards ensuring t people have access to the same resources, rewards and opportunities regardless of gender. The significant progress towards workplace gender equality is advanced by employers that recognise the need to achieve broadly equal outcomes for women and men. This relates to pay equity, gender balance in Australia’s boardrooms and gender equality in management, promotion, recruitment and retention.

Special guest Libby Lyons, Director of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency will shed a spotlight on the step change in employer focus on gender equality referencing the Agency’s world-leading dataset 2016-17 gender equality scorecard. Partners of major law firms will also outline how they are demonstrating their commitment and leadership to gender equality and what it means for their businesses.

Level: General

Competency
  • 1.5 points Competency 2 Professional Skills

 

Speakers

Catherine Fletcher (Chair)
State Prosecutor
Children’s Court Team

Libby Lyons
Director
Workplace Gender Equality Agency

Jason Ricketts
Global Head of Finance, Real Estate & Projects
Herbert Smith Freehills

Jake Howard
Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

Margie Tannock
Partner
Squire Patton Boggs (AU)

Leanne Nickels
Partner
DLA Piper

Price
Member
$190
Non-Member
$265
Legal Trainee / Support Staff (Member)
$95
Legal Trainee / Support Staff (Non-Member)
$170
CPD Active
$0