The Finance Gender Equity Network builds on the achievements of the former Finance Women’s Network. The network’s purpose is to share responsibility to educate and challenge unconscious gender bias to achieve gender equality.
The network has been inspired by the words and work of the previous Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick, who said: ‘Gender equality is not a battle of the sexes; it is a battle for equality – a battle that men and women must wage side by side’.
The network acknowledges that equality cannot be achieved without commitment from men and welcomes members of all genders. The network is focusing its efforts using a ‘Reach in, Reach out, Reach up’ framework for achieving gender equity goals within the department and in the wider community.