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Australia has reported its worst result ever in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index, coming in at 50th out of 156 countries.  The index measured against four categories — economic participation and opportunity, educational attainment, health and survival, and political empowerment. Despite maintaining first place in the second

Even before the full social and economic impacts of COVID-19 are realised, the World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report 2020 showed just how much work there is still to do to achieve gender equality. That report suggested it would take a further 99.5 years to achieve gender parity, and research since

Diversity sits at the core of business sustainability programs. However, with the huge global economic upheaval ushered in by COVID-19 there were genuine concerns that many programs would be unwound, or at the least frozen. And there’s evidence to support those concerns. Happily, though there is also evidence to suggest

Technology is a strong growth sector with an ever-increasing appetite for highly capable professionals. That’s especially true in a market like Australia where there are already significant skills shortages generally for technology jobs. As such the industry has a strong vested interest in swimming in the deepest talent pool available.

The sixth annual Gartner Marketing Symposium/Xpo wrapped up just over a month ago, but it already feels like a lifetime has passed since over 3300 CMOs and senior marketing leaders gathered for our first entirely virtual conference. Heck, yesterday feels like a month ago. Before the conference fades too far in our

SAP has pledged to allocate 5 per cent of its addressable procurement spending to social enterprises and diverse businesses by 2025, and is urging its 440,000 customers to join it. Under the “5 & 5 by ‘25” initiative announced this week the German software giant will spend five per cent

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Women now make up 31.3 per cent of ASX 200 boards, a new record and above a long term voluntary goal from the Australian Institute of Company Directors and diversity groups. But the improvements haven’t come evenly with the largest companies doing the “heavy lifting” and one company still without

Sisense, announced today that it has achieved gender parity on its core operating team following a series of key appointments. The business helps its customers create analytics apps for any type of end-user, whether they are technical or not. It also provides the ability to embed insights directly into the

For the last 22 months, Which-50 has been keeping tabs on how many men and women are quoted on the site. Before we began in June 2018 we had a sense the numbers would be bad, but it wasn’t until we sat down and analysed our coverage that we realised

Last week news of the spread of COVID-19 outside of mainland China caused global share markets to plunge. In Australia, the ASX fell 10 per cent in a week. And as the coronavirus response has moved from containment to preparation, businesses have begun to recalibrate their operations to weather a