Drivers of Change for Workplace Gender Equality
Drivers of Change for Workplace Gender Equality explores vital key drivers of workplace gender equality (WGE). This fact sheet highlights leadership commitment and accountability as the single most important factor for achieving WGE.
The seven key drivers of change of WGE are:
- Sustained leadership commitment and accountability;
- Gender equality company strategy;
- Gender equality HR policies, processes and programs;
- Gender equality employee perceptions and consultation;
- Gender equality data, insights and analytics;
- Gender equality knowledge and skills; and
- Gender equality communications and transparency.
The fact sheet notes that long-term impact is most likely to be achieved when leadership commitment is combined with company strategies and policies informed by data analysis to track progress.
It also identifies other factors that may help progress WGE within organisations, including dedicated resources for progressing WGE, increasing staff diversity or representation of women, partnerships and peer learning among firms and an explicit focus on results and impact through strong monitoring, learning and evaluation (MEL) systems. However, factors needed to bring about an organisational change to achieve WGE will vary between firms.