Gender Diversity - When Women Thrive
Mercer 2014
Despite overwhelming evidence that engaged female talent is a key driver of competitive advantage, workplace diversity remains a challenge. It’s time for tangible solutions, not just talk. It’s time for programs and policies that consider and support the career, health, and financial well-being of women across every phase of their professional journey. Employers need to ask themselves — when will women thrive?

The CS Gender 3000: Women in Senior Management
Credit Suisse September 2014
In the two years since the Credit Suisse Research Institute published its Gender Diversity and Corporate Performance report, there has been a notable increase in academic research and debate as to whether diversity at the board level is reflected in improved corporate financial performance. Given the ongoing focus on the topic, The CS Gender 300 explores the issue further.

Glacial Change in Diveristy at ASX 200 Companies - Can corporate Australia escape the imposition of diversity quotas?
Blackrock 2014
BlackRock Australia’s diversity investigation of ASX 200 companies’ 2013 annual reports revealed two key findings: (1) the growth of representation of women on boards continues at a glacial pace; (2) disclosures made by ASX 200 companies regarding their gender polices point towards boards not appearing to take the issue seriously. If corporate Australia does not improve in both areas it may be exposing itself to the imposition of quotas and other regulation.

Gender Balance in Global Sport Report
Women on Boards
The Gender Balance in Global Sport Report delivers a baseline dataset on the participation of women on sports governing bodies in the lead up to the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. The report shows that women remain under-represented on the majority of sporting boards at international and national levels. There are few National Olympic or Commonwealth organising committees or sports federations where more than 30 per cent of board members are female, and the average is closer to, or below, 20 per cent. This is despite increasing levels of performance by females in all sporting arenas and the huge role sport plays in the economies and culture of many nations.

ASX Corporate Governance Council Principles and Recommendations on Diversity
KPMG April 2014
This report provides an analysis of the disclosures on diversity between 31 December 2012 and 30 December 2013 by a selection of listed entities across the ASX in three separate categories: Standard & Poors (S&P)/ASX200; ASX201 – 500 by market capitalisation, and ASX501 and over by market capitalisation.

Women’s Super Summit Report
AIST and Women in Super February 2014
This report provides a summary of the various presentations and roundtable discussions at the inaugural Women’s Super Summit on February 3rd 2014, with the aim of stimulating further discussion and consideration by Government and other interested stakeholders on key issues raised.

Accelerating the advancement of women in leadership: Listening, Learning, Leading
Male Champions of Change 2013
Established in 2010 by the Sex Discrimination Commissioner, the Male Champions of Change collaboration in Australia includes the chief executives of  ANZ, ASX, CBA, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, IBM, KPMG, McKinsey & Company, Qantas Airways and Telstra, a well as the Chief of the Army and the Secretary of The Treasury.  This report reflects four themes that have emerged over the past three years working to achieve significant and sustainable increases in the representation of women in leadership in Australia.  These themes are 1) stepping up as leaders; 2) creating accountability; 3) disrupting the status quo; and 4) dismantling barriers for carers.  

Anatamony of Change: How Inclusive Cultures Evolve
Catalyst 2013
Without an inclusive culture, companies cannot benefit from the diversity of their talent. But creating that type of culture is not an easy undertaking. To learn how companies can make strides, Catalyst took a “bright spots” approach in this study, which investigates early but promising results of a culturechange strategy adopted by Rockwell Automation, to identify potential success factors.

Trouble with childcare - affordability, availability and quality
Australia Institute Policy Brief No. 49 March 2013 ISSN 1836-9014
Recent government approaches to childcare funding have been simple rather than innovative. Improvements in affordability have been short lived, with benefits quickly absorbed through higher costs charged to families. The result is an ongoing game of catch up between government and service providers with families stuck in the middle.

Lessons from the leading edge of gender diversity
McKinsey Quarterly April 2013

Women as Mentors: Does She or Doesn't She?
Women can benefit from mentoring and being mentors. So why aren't more women engaging in mentoring relationships?
DDI April 2013

Creating a positive cycle: Critical steps to achieving gender parity in Australia
Bain and CEW have released the third in their report series. They found  many talented women, but few at the top.
February 2013

Mining for Talent
A study of women on boards in the mining industry by WIM (UK) and PwC.
January 2013

An analysis of gender diversity in the leadership of the community sector
The first study of gender diversity in the community welfare and NFP sectors indicates there is a way to go to achieve trus gender equality. YWCA, ACOSS and Women on Boards, September 2012 

Treading the boards - governing arts organisations
Read Ann-Maree Moodie on the special challenges facing arts board governance. This article is the result of research conducted by Ann-Maree Moodie  FAICD FCSA FCIS of The Boardroom Consulting Group. It was first published in the September 2012 issue of Keeping Good Companies, the journal of Chartered Secretaries Australia.

Significance of the gender divide in financial servcies
FINSIA biannual survey measures differences in men's and women's perceptions of gender equity in their workplaces, August 2012

Gender Diversity and Corporate Performance
Credit Suisse Research Institute reviewed research on the impact of gender diversity on business and tested the performance of 2,360 companies globally over the past six years. August 2012

Out of School Hours Care and Women’s Labour Force Participation: Innovations in Provision & Supply
NFAW Ltd, ERA, eS4W, Women & Work, July 2012

Australia and New Zealand Board of Directors Survey 2012
Heidrick & Struggles, May 2012

McKinsey Quarterly: Is there a pay-off from top-team diversity?
Between 2008 and 2010, companies with more diverse top teams were also top financial performers. That’s probably no coincidence.
McKinsey & Company report, May 2012

Gender Balance on Australian Government Boards Report 2010-2011
A statistical analysis of the gender composition of Australian Government boards and bodies.
The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, April 2012. 

Lord Davies Women on Boards 2012 Review Report
This report sets out the progress that has been made against each of the recommendations laid out last year.
Lord Davies, March 2012

The Female FTSE 2012 Board Report
Over the past year the UK has seen an unprecedented increase in the number of women on boards. This report shows that a business]led approach can bring rapid, real and impressive results.
Cranfield Univeristy, School of Management, 2012

Women Matter 2012: Making the Breakthrough
McKinsey & Company report, March 2012

Influence of the Gender of the Board of Directors on the Financial Performance of ASX350.
Read Rafif Al-Jarah's masteries thesis which looks at the influence of gender of the board of directors on the financial performance of Australian publicly listed companies, February 2012

Claire Braund Churchill Fellowship Report
To investigate the effect of gender quotas on public listed company boards in Norway and the progress of the public policy debate in the UK and France, September / October 2011

The Myth of the Ideal Worker
Does doing the right thing really get women ahead?
Nancy M. Carter, Ph.D. and Christine Silva for Catalyst 2011

Personal Influence at Work: Diversity Perspectives
Research Report by UGM Consulting in association with Women on Boards, October 2011

ASX500 companies with women directors deliver higher return to shareholders
A report by The Reibey Institute, October 2011 

Lord Davies Review of UK FTSE Boards 
Women on Boards, February 2011

Gender diversity of trustee boards
Statistics, Annual Superannuation Bulletin, June 2010 (issued 19 January 2011)

Unlocking the power of diversity in the boardroom
Insync Surveys study in conjunction with Gender Worx and Board Benchmarking, 2010

20 First's 2010 WOMENOMICS 101 Survey
The New Core Metrics of Competitiveness: Gender Balance on Executive Committees, October 2010

Significance of the gender divide in financial services
FINSIA, June 2010

Pipeline's Broken Promise
Nancy M. Carter, Ph.D. and Christine Silva for Catalyst 2010

Level the Playing Field: A call for action on gender parity
A report by Bain & Company Australia, September 2010

Empowering Women: Australia's response to the GFC
Marie Coleman outlines research that looked at womens' share of the government initiatives to combat the GFC.

The great disappearing act: Gender parity up the corporate ladder
A report by Bain & Company USA, January 2010

Australia's Hidden Resource: The Economic Case For Increasing Female Participation
Tim Toohey, Goldman Sachs JB Were, November 2009

Attitudes to Maternity Leave in Australia
Research prepared for National Foundation for Australian Women, Unions NSW, Commission for Children and Young People, Catalyst Australia, YWCA Australia, April 2009

Female Leadership in Australia: What does it look like and how does it differ from their male counterparts?
Peter Berry Consultancy, May 2008

Why boards need IT skills – more specifically - why boards need women with IT
Sonja Bernhardt, January 2007

The validity of measuring director and board performance: Continuum or Categorisation?
Susan P. Jauncey and David N. Moseley-Greatwich, September 2006

Women step up the boardroom ladder
Boardroom Partners research paper June 2006