Webinar

The Illusion Delusion: Practical insights for addressing the barriers to gender equity in your organisation with Kate Boorer and Fiona Pearman

02nd March 2021 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Style of Event: FREE for Corporate Members (Use CODE: BRANDYOU)
WiBF Member: AUD $0.00 Website Subscriber: AUD $20.00
12:15-1:00pm AEDT

Overview

As we move into 2021, accessing the commercial uplift through gender equity is back on the table as a priority. In this 45 minute session, join authors Kate Boorer and Fiona Pearman for an in-depth discussion on what’s really standing in the way of progress on gender equity in your organisation.

They will cover:
- the data and the underlying, often unrecognised issues that are playing out
- practical insights for addressing the barriers to gender equity in your organisation
- how to foster the pipeline of female talent in your organisation and create the conditions that lead to an inclusive culture where gender equity is the norm.

Gender equity is far more than doing what’s right and fair – it’s about harnessing the collective talents of all the people in your organisation. And it has powerful commercial impacts – Bankwest Curtain did the maths earlier this year and found that increasing the number of women in leadership positions increased the likelihood of companies outperforming in their sector on three or more key profitability and performance metrics.

As Libby Lyons, Director of WGEA said “This research provides hard evidence that more women in top-tier management levels will deliver improved profitability for business. Now more than ever, achieving workplace gender equality is an absolute necessity for every organisation in Australia”.

Despite good intentions and investment, broadscale gender balance is still a challenge in most industries. There’s still plenty to do in most organisations to foster the pipeline of female talent that makes it possible to have women well represented at senior and decision making tables.

Pre Work

Ask your questions on our social media pages or email them to engage@wibf.org.au.

Goals

The WiBF webinar series provides an opportunity for members to build their skills and grow their knowledge in topics relevant to the industry.

Skills/Knowledge

In this webinar, participants can expect to learn more about:
• the data and the underlying, often unrecognised issues that are playing out
• practical insights for addressing the barriers to gender equity in your organisation
• how to foster the pipeline of female talent in your organisation and create the conditions that lead to an inclusive culture where gender equity is the norm.

Speaker

Founder and CEO of Young Professional Women Australia, Kate Boorer is one of Australia’s leading experts on career, confidence and personal brand. Kate is dedicated to enabling women to face, manage and navigate the personal barriers standing in the way of creating the life they want. Kate draws on her results with clients, her passion for driving change and the collective voice of her tribe (YPWA) – this makes her a powerful thought leader for gender equality.

Fiona Pearman is co-founder of Pearman & Partners and co-author of Core Confidence. Fiona’s interest in supporting gender-balanced workplaces that harness the collective strengths of a diverse workforce was sparked through facilitating workshops for women who were not achieving the career progression they aspired to. Fiona also works with organisations to shift the systemic and structural barriers that impede gender equity.