Women in Leadership: perceptions, reward and recognition

Women in Leadership: perceptions, reward and recognition

ACT
Jul 12
CEDA’s Women in Leadership: diversity and inclusion series returns to ask why gender inequality persists in the modern workplace and examines how perceptions, reward and recognition fuel this inequality.

Speakers

Trish Bergin, First Assistant Secretary, Office for Women, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
Carmel McGregor PSM, Adjunct Professor, Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis, University of Canberra
Fiona Vines, Global Head of Inclusion and Diversity, BHP

Event overview

In 2018, gender inequality in the workplace persists - perpetrating the myth that women are not capable leaders. 

Overturning stereotypes, addressing the gender pay-gap, and promoting strong and diverse role models from non-traditional sectors are key to achieving gender equality. 

This event, featuring an expert panel discussion will explore:

  • Enabling fair and equitable participation in the workplace and measures that address the gender pay-gap;
  • Mechanisms to further career progression, return to work pathways, and entitlements;
  • Role models, mentors, and sponsors that inspire a new generation of diverse leaders; and
  • Societal attitudes to parenting, valuing domestic work, and the difference in how mothers and fathers are perceived in the workplace.

Meet the panel

Trish Bergin
First Assistant Secretary, Office for Women, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

Trish commenced in the role of First Assistant Secretary, Office for Women in September 2017. Her current role builds on her significant history as a senior executive leader and as a management consultant with experience across the public and private sectors. Trish has extensive experience across these sectors, and has been a vocal champion of women's leadership and advancement in many senior roles. She's also worked at the Senior Executive Service level in the Finance, Employment and Education portfolios and brings together a focus on economic and labour market policy to bear on key issues impacting gender equality and women's economic participation.
 

Carmel McGregor PSM
Adjunct Professor, Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis, University of Canberra

Carmel McGregor is currently an Adjunct Professor the University of Canberra and a private consultant specializing in organisational reviews, culture and HR. She was formerly the Deputy Secretary Defence People in the Department of Defence until she retired in 2014.During her time in Defence she led “Pathways to Change” cultural reform, including a review of pathways for APS women in Defence. Carmel’s previous position was that of Deputy Australian Public Service Commissioner where she was a member of the Advisory Group on Reform of Australian Government Administration (Blueprint).

Fiona Vines
Global Head of Inclusion and Diversity, BHP

Fiona has 26 years of Operational, Human Resources and Change Management experience in the financial services and resources sectors and is currently the Global Head of Inclusion & Diversity at BHP – the world’s largest mining company, employing 40,000 people across 25 countries. Fiona is also a member of the Victorian Government Ministerial Council on Women’s Equality.

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