FinPro Webinar – Gender EqualityApril 8, 2022
FinPro ran a webinar on 7 April 2022 to assist members in gaining a greater understanding of Gender Equality.
The Gender Equality Act was legislated in 2020.
The Act promotes gender equality by:
- Requiring the Victorian public sector, local councils and universities to take positive action towards achieving workplace gender equality.
- Requiring these organisations to consider and promote gender equality in their policies, programs and services.
Our Keynote speaker for this webinar was Dr Niki Vincent, Public Sector Gender Equality Commissioner.
Dr Vincent was joined by Ali Wastie, CEO Bass Coast Shire and Evan King, CEO Ballarat City Council for this important conversation.
The session was facilitated by Simone Wickes, FinPro Executive Member and Manager Financial & Corporate Planning at Frankston CC.
For more information about the Act and it’s impacts for LG refer to the following link: https://www.genderequalitycommission.vic.gov.au/advice-local-government
Dr Vincent referred to two pieces of information that would be really valuable for further reading on this topic:
- The book ‘Invisible Women’ by Caroline Criado-Perez, and
- The book ‘Stop Fixing Women: Why building fairer workplaces is everybody’s business’ – by Catherine Fox