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LIVGender Research

Research on the Legal Profession

National Attrition and Re-engagement Study Report
In March 2014, the Law Council of Australia release this report which provides quantitative data on progression, attrition and re-engagement rates of female lawyers.

Changing the Rules: The experiences of Female Lawyers in Victoria
In December 2012, the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission released this report which examines the experiences of women in the legal profession following a survey conduct of women lawyers in Victoria. The survey found that there is a high level of discrimination, sexual harassment and unwillingness to accommodation of parental and carer responsibilities in the Victorian legal profession.

Thought Leadership: Advancement of Women in the Profession
The Law Society of New South Wales has undertaken a survey on the issues and possible solutions to the advancement of women in the legal profession.

General Research on Gender Diversity

Women as Mentors: Does She or Doesn’t She?
This report by Dimensions Development In is concerned with whether mentoring can have an impact on the number of women in top leadership positions in business.

Creating a Positive Cycle: Critical Steps to Achieving Gender Parity in Australia
A survey undertaken by Bain and Company and Chief Executive Women has highlighted the need for organisations to appoint female executives to break negative gender diversity cycle.

Gender Diversity in Management: Targeting Untapped Talent
This report has been produced by the Australian Institute of Management NSW & ACT in partnership with the Australian National Committee for UN Women with the aim of ensuring the inclusion of women's talents, skills, experience and energies in business and considers the effect of unconscious bias.

Unlocking the power of diversity in the board room
Insync Surveys, GenderWorx and Board Benchmarking have undertaken a survey of Boards in Australia and New Zealand to analyse the impact of gender diversity on board effectiveness.

Accelerating the Advancement of Women in Leadership: Listening, Learning, Leading
The Australian Human Right Commission has undertaken a survey conducted with wide consultation which identifies key actions that leaders can take in order to advance women in leadership.

Increasing the Number of Women in Senior Executive Positions: Improving Recruitment, Selection and Retention Practices
The Business Council of Australia launched its Action Plan for Enduring Prosperity in July 2013. Included in the plan was the goal of increasing the number of women in senior roles in BCA organisations to 50 per cent in the next decade.

Waiter, is that inclusion in my soup? A new recipe to improve business performance
This report is joint initiative of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission and Deloitte which focuses on diversity and inclusion as a business and fairness issue.

What stops women from reaching the top? Confronting the tough issues
This report by Bain and Company recognises that there are too few women in top leadership positions in Australian companies and further that movement in the numbers has proven to be difficult to achieve.