Government plays a crucial role in helping to create a more inclusive society where everyone has a fair chance to succeed. Promoting and improving workplace gender equality benefits not only individuals, but also organisations and society by:
Creating an environment where all individuals can feel empowered to contribute their best, regardless of their gender
Driving innovation and productivity by bringing together individuals with different perspectives, skills and experiences
Addressing the gender pay gap and ensuring that everyone receives equal compensation for equal work, helping to drive financial stability for employees and their families
Australia's Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) is a statutory agency responsible for promoting and improving gender equality in Australian workplaces. "WGEA's mission is to improve the quality of working lives of Australians, enabling and promoting fairness for all," said Steven Douek, Executive Manager of Reporting and Technology at WGEA. "We are privileged to be the custodians of data on a significant number of working Australians and to use that data for meaningful change. This responsibility is not taken lightly."
Since its founding in 1986, WGEA has been a data-driven agent for change, collecting world-leading information on workplace gender equality indicators from employers across Australia. Through data analysis, education, recognition and advocacy, WGEA works closely with employers, industry groups, and other stakeholders to drive positive change for Australians.
And as their scope evolved, the WGEA team understood that their ability to fuel data-driven insights would be even more important to deliver on their mission.