Gender Eqiality Network – Social Attitudes to Gender Equality in Australia

  • Event Date: 27/03/2019
  • Time: 2.00 to 4.00pm (AEDT)
  • Location: Via video live-stream from 2.00 – 3.30pm (AEDT), OR KPMG, Level 26, Tower Three, International Towers Sydney, 300 Barangaroo Avenue, Sydney
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The From Girls to Men report by the 50/50 by 2030 Foundation examines the attitudes of boys, girls, men and women to equality.

The results provide fascinating insights into gender equality in Australia today but also uncover some worrying trends.

While Australians are united in their view that gender equality is still an issue, many men – and millennial men in particular – feel left out and excluded from measures to improve gender equality. At the same time, many women are still being held back by traditional beliefs, with social norms continuing to push women into traditional roles.

At DCA’s Gender Equality Network in March, Virginia Haussegger AM – Director of the 50/50 by 2030 Foundation and BroadAgenda’s Chief Editor at the University of Canberra’s Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (IGPA) – will present the findings of the report and will explore why these attitudes exist and what policy interventions could engage more men in the gender equality movement.

Virginia is a passionate gender equality advocate and communication specialist. She is also an award-winning television journalist, writer and commentator, whose extensive media career spans more than 25 years.

DCA’s CEO, Lisa Annese, will continue the discussion about the findings and their implications for the workplace with a guest panel including:

  • Hunter Johnson, CEO & Founder, The Man Cave
  • Trish Bergin, Head, Office for Women, Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet
  • Jenna Price, Fairfax columnist & University of Sydney PhD student, currently working on ‘Women in Media’ 2019 report and

Dr Pia Rowe, Research Associate and Co-Editor, BroadAgenda.

DCA Gender Equality Network

The Gender Equality Network, proudly sponsored by KPMG, is free and open exclusively to DCA members and is designed to explore leading practice on gender equality and to assist members in their preparations to meet reporting requirements on gender.

Who should attend

All DCA members. As a part of our commitment to gender balance at DCA events, we particularly encourage male representatives and those in senior leadership roles to engage in this discussion by attending the event. Participation in DCA events is free for all member employees and a significant benefit of membership that we urge you to maximise.


The venue is wheelchair accessible and at this event we will feature live-captioning. If you require an Auslan interpreter at this event you must RSVP with this requirement ASAP or at least 10 working days prior to the event and we will endeavour to secure this in-demand service for you.

The event recording and transcript will be made available on the DCA website after the event. If you have any additional accessibility needs that would assist your participation at the event, please contact us on

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