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INTERVIEW: Joe Arena, CEO Procurement Australia discusses gender diversity in the procurement sector

INTERVIEW: Joe Arena, CEO Procurement Australia discusses gender diversity in the procurement sector

Published 31st May 2017 by Davidson

Davidson is delighted to welcome Procurement Australia as a proud supporter of the upcoming Top 50 Public Sector Women (Victoria) event to be held in Melbourne in August. Procurement Australia has a strong history in the public sector and we take a few moments to chat with their CEO Joe Arena about gender diversity. Procurement Australia […]

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INTERVIEW: Dr Gillian Sparkes, Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability Victoria discusses gender diversity challenges

INTERVIEW: Dr Gillian Sparkes, Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability Victoria discusses gender diversity challenges

Published 30th May 2017 by Sharon Ardley | Davidson HR Consulting

Dr Gillian Sparkes, has held senior positions in both the public and private sectors. In her role as the independent Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability in Victoria and a member of the Top 50 Public Sector Women judging panel, she chats with Sharon Ardley about gender diversity challenges. You are in the unique position of having […]

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INTERVIEW: Tracey Slatter, Managing Director, Barwon Water discusses gender targets and why they are important.

INTERVIEW: Tracey Slatter, Managing Director, Barwon Water discusses gender targets and why they are important.

Published 22nd May 2017 by Clare McCartin | Executive & Boards

Clare McCartin chats with Tracey Slatter, Managing Director, Barwon Water about gender diversity challenges at senior levels in the public sector and why gender targets are important. You’ve had extensive experience at senior levels across numerous public sector roles. What is the biggest professional challenge you have faced and how did you tackle it? Moving […]

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INTERVIEW: Jeroen Weimar, CEO Public Transport Victoria discusses gender diversity challenges in the public sector.

INTERVIEW: Jeroen Weimar, CEO Public Transport Victoria discusses gender diversity challenges in the public sector.

Published 18th May 2017 by Seamus Scanlon | Davidson Executive & Boards

I recently chatted with Jeroen Weimar, CEO Public Transport Victoria and member of the Top 50 Public Sector Women judging panel,  about gender diversity challenges in the public sector. Here are his thoughts. Prior to commencing with Public Transport Victoria, you had extensive experience working in transport in the UK. What have you seen done […]

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INTERVIEW: Adam Fennessy, Secretary Department Environment, Land, Water & Planning discusses DELWP’s commitment to gender equity

INTERVIEW: Adam Fennessy, Secretary Department Environment, Land, Water & Planning discusses DELWP's commitment to gender equity

Published 16th May 2017 by Davidson

As a Male Champion of Change, Adam Fennessy, Secretary Department Environment, Land, Water & Planning (DELWP), is genuinely committed to driving change and leading from the front. As a member of the Top 50 Public Sector Women list judging panel, Adam shares DELWP’s commitment to gender equity and highlights their achievements. Do you feel that […]

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Women simply do not apply for the top jobs

Women simply do not apply for the top jobs

Published 2nd May 2017 by Davidson

It is a confronting statement but the evidence is stark, “women simply aren’t applying for the senior level roles in the same numbers as men” says Sharon Ardley, Davidson’s General Manager in Victoria for HR Consulting. ‘Interestingly, when they do, they have a significantly greater chance of getting the job.’ According to the latest gender […]

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INTERVIEW: Rebecca McKenzie, CEO Glen Eira City Council, discusses gender challenges facing Local Councils

INTERVIEW: Rebecca McKenzie, CEO Glen Eira City Council, discusses gender challenges facing Local Councils

Published 2nd May 2017 by Sharon Ardley | Davidson HR Consulting

Rebecca McKenzie is CEO for Glen Eira City Council. She’s the current President of LGPro and passionate about seeing more women represented in leadership positions in Local Government. In her role on the judging panel for the Top 50 Public Sector Women list, she chats with Sharon Ardley about the gender challenges facing Local Councils. […]

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WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP #1: Leanne Williams, CEO West Gippsland Regional Library Corp.

WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP #1: Leanne Williams, CEO West Gippsland Regional Library Corp.

Published 13th April 2017 by Cameron Norton | Executive & Boards

At Davidson we are committed to enhancing women’s careers and supporting them as they progress into senior leadership positions. Women need role models to lead the way and inspire others to follow. Our Women in Leadership series looks to create a platform to shine the light on female leaders, their insights and wisdom. Cameron Norton […]

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Are gender balanced shortlists helping us achieve true diversity in the workplace?

Are gender balanced shortlists helping us achieve true diversity in the workplace?

Published 3rd April 2017 by Jarrod McLauchlan

When people think about diversity in the workplace, it is often the perfect male to female ratio that springs to mind, but factors such as age, race, cultural background, education and more that all contribute to true diversity. Having said this, gender diversity is definitely on the tip our tongues. The Financial Review mentions almost […]

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INDUSTRY INSIGHTS – Executive & Boards – News, Trends and Skill in Demand

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS – Executive & Boards – News, Trends and Skill in Demand

Published 30th March 2017 by David Reynolds

Across Australia, the demand for experienced Executives & Board members remains consistently high. Areas where we are seeing growth are: Technology HR Not-for-Profit Technology: There is significant focus on Cyber Security and Risk at Board level. For some organisations the focus is on ensuring that the skills to manage this sit within the Executive team. […]

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