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 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.

Morning tea will be provided.

Level: General

  • 1.5 points Competency 2 Professional Skills



Catherine Fletcher (Chair)
Law Society Council Member
Chair of Joint Law Society/Women Lawyers of WA and Advancement of Women in the Legal Profession Working Group
State Prosecutor

Libby Lyons
Workplace Gender Equality Agency

Elizabeth Macknay
Herbert Smith Freehills

Jake Howard
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

Margie Tannock
Squire Patton Boggs (AU)

Leanne Nickels
DLA Piper

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