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Closing the Gap:Ending Workforce Discrimination is worth $60B to the Australian economy
November 24, 2018 @ 5:00 am - 8:00 am AEDT
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Melbourne Lean In is excited to host Alison Kitchen (National Chairman of KPMG Australia) and Ross Honeywell (Executive Director of Centre for Social Economics) to discuss ‘How to boost economy by having more women in workforce?’
Whether you are a diversity manager trying to make a case for gender equality, an individual advocating for discrimination against women in workforce or an individual simply looking for the best approach to navigating your own career, this event is an excellent opportunity for you to ask questions to and engage with our distinguished speakers:
Alison Kitchen (National Chairman of KPMG Australia)
Alison Kitchen is the first female chairman of a professional services firm KPMG Australia and also serves as a member of KPMG’s Global and Regional Boards and Chair of KPMG’s Global Audit Quality Committee. Alison has held a variety of management and governance roles.
During her 35 years at KPMG, 24 of those years as an Audit partner, Alison has acted as lead audit partner on five ASX Top 50 companies with global operations and has had significant public transaction experience with those clients.
Alison will offer some learnings and insights she has gained from successes and failures throughout her career and provide an open platform for audience participate and discussion.
Ross Honeywill (Executive Director at Centre for Social Economics)
Ross Honeywill is an Australian social scientist. His books have been published in the US, China, Australia and New Zealand.
An Adjunct Associate Professor in business and economics, he is the Executive Director of the Centre for Social Economics, based in Melbourne Australia.
Ross will discuss data and views from his publications “It’s Not a Glass Ceiling; It’s a Masculine Fault Line” and “The Man Problem: Destructive Masculinity in Western Culture”.
Ross will offer his finding
6-6.30 pm: Networking (Snacks and Drinks will be provided)
6.30-6.40 pm: Welcome and introduction
6.40-7.05pm: Alison’s presentation based on the article “Want to Boost the economy by 60B, get more women in to workforce” followed by 10 minutes of Q & A by the audience.
Economic modelling in KPMG’s report Ending workforce discrimination against women shows that halving the gap between male and female workforce participation rates would increase our annual GDP by $60 billion over the next 20 years. This could also result in a $140 billion lift in our cumulative measured living standards by 2038.
7.05-7.45pm: Discussion on the topics below followed by Q & A from the audience
– Alison’s journey to the top.
– The benefits (to the economy, society and organisation) of higher female workforce participation
– Policy measures for greater gender equality in workplaces
– How organisations can support gender equality and also benefit from it?
– How can men support gender equality?
– How to end workforce discrimination against women?
7.45 – 8.30pm: Speed Networking and drinks
8.30- 9pm: Wrap-up
We would like to thank KPMG for sponsoring this event.
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