Championing Gender Equality in Australia

McKinsey Quarterly

February 2015 by Elizabeth Broderick, Elmer Funke Küpper, Ian Narev, and David Thodey

A group of business leaders is redefining the role of men in the promotion of gender equality—and improving the environment for women leaders in their own organisations.

"This is not about men speaking for women or “saving” them. This is about men standing up beside women and saying, “The promotion of gender equality in Australia, and the world, is everyone’s business.” It should not sit on the shoulders of women alone. It’s about men accepting responsibility to create change."     Elizabeth Broderick, sex discrimination commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission