Women who achieve positions of leadership usually have experienced a very different pathway to the top than their male counterparts according to recent research.
Dr Terry Fitzsimmons, Research Fellow with the University of Queensland (at left) presented findings of his research to senior public sector officers and representatives of the WA CEOs for Gender Equity group in Perth this week.
Launched by the Committee for Perth in 2013, the Filling the pool study was supported by the major funding partner, Shell, and the Department of Local Government and Communities, EY, Wespac and WorleyParsons. (Filling the pool project introduction)
It is anticipated that Filling the Pool project,when completed will:
- provide a clear understanding of Perth’s corporate cultural landscape as it relates to gender equity in leadership in the private sector.
- Compare and contrast Perth with other Australian capital cities in the areas of gender equity issues in leadership in the private sector.
- Provide recommendations for the retention and advancement of professional women in the private sector in Perth.
- Provide women with a guide to achieving success in climbing the corporate ladder in Perth based corporations.