Gender can become a priority for your organisation in different ways. Ideally, it’s through strategic thinking of what’s important to your business and an understanding that gender diversity can lead to innovation and higher performance. So where do you start with a gender strategy?
We spend so much time at work - wellbeing in the workplace is so important and can’t just be thought of as something separate that we do in our 5 minutes of spare time that we’ll get to at some point. Enabling people to thrive in their work, career and lives will bring better outcomes for all involved..
Being an intern at The Agenda Agency is a privileged position which offers a unique insight and experience into the development of a one’s first steps into their career path. The Agenda Agency is a boutique consulting firm specialising in corporate strategy, SME growth and diversity strategy, heavily emphasising on collaboration with leaders and organisations to drive growth, innovation and gender diversity. When I first joined The Agenda Agency, I had an extremely limited understanding of what diversity was and how it affected the workplace. I believed that the concept was only limited to gender inequality amongst the workplace. However, my time as a Marketing Intern has deepened my understanding of diversity and given me a unique opportunity to work towards achieving a more diverse working environment for the Australian workplace.
Dr Heidi Sundin conducted a lecture and tutorial at the University of Technology, Sydney to students studying Ethics in Advertising from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
When students were asked “who thinks there is an equal representation of gender in the workplace” a total of 0 students raised their hands. It was an insightful event into how young adults perceived gender inequality and stereotypes, with ideas such as “staggering disparity” and “unequal representation” being thrown out in the discussion.