100 Days for Change, the grassroots initiative that encourages all Australian organisations and individuals to implement change to increase workplace gender diversity, has now received pledges and support from more than 200 organisations and individuals across the country.
As the social change project enters its second official month, both large and small organisations have begun to implement a wide range of transformative workplace changes and initiatives. Some organisations that have pledged support include Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, AUSTRAC, Nine Network, Fancy Films and The Salvation Army. Support includes flexibility initiatives, mentoring programs, leadership development and more.
Individual pledges have also demonstrated a broad range of actions including community role modelling, strengths analysis and championing both maternity and paternity leave. “The depth, range and variety of pledges is truly remarkable, and really speaks to the quality and commitment of so many individuals and organisations,” said Suzi Finkelstein, Program Director for Women and Leadership Australia, the organisation championing the initiative. “To think that so many are actively working to build more inclusive cultures that make a difference to the engagement, capacity and growth of workplaces right across the country is just tremendous.”
The project is supported by the Australian Gender Equality Council, the Workplace Gender Equality Agency and Orima Research to quantitatively and qualitatively evaluate the campaign’s overall impact on Australian workplaces. Organisations and individuals can still pledge their initiative and start to implement it by 8 October using the hashtag #100daysforchange on social media.
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