Diversity

Our Position

The Committee believes that our diverse community should be acknowledged and celebrated.

Our Advocacy

Through our research on both gender and cultural diversity we brought a more detailed understanding about Perth’s diverse population base.

In June 2015, we launched our gender equity report, Filling the Pool which contains a roadmap of 31 interlocking recommendations aimed at increasing the participation and progression rates of women in corporate life.

2015


Phase 02

Advocating

What can women do?

This presentation investigates what can be done to increase the participation and rates of progression in order to "fill the pool" of female leaders in decision making and influencing roles so as to address the current imbalance.

November 2015

Committee for Perth releases their gender equity research project Filling the Pool

Filling the Pool has been a two-year project and like any worthwhile undertaking, it was a journey. Our starting point was that in the discussions that the Committee for Perth was having about our region’s future there was a lack of women around the table.

June 2015

Filling the Pool presentation with audio

Marion Fulker, CEO and Dr. Terry Fitzsimmons, Lead Researcher present the Filling the Pool report at the Committee's Perth in Focus luncheon. Watch the presentation.

June 2015

2014


Phase 02

Advocating

Girls Down Under the Pay Ceiling

Dr. Terrance Fitzsimmons, Filling the Pool researcher discusses why WA is lagging behind in gender pay equality, and our fly-in-fly-out culture could be partly to blame.

October 2014

Where are the female voices?

Marion Fulker, CEO wrote an opinion piece on "Where are the female voices?"

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July 2014

2013


Phase 02

Advocating

Are we doing today’s young women a disservice?

Marion Fulker, CEO wrote an opinion piece on whether we doing today’s young women a disservice.

November 2013

The role of migration in a bright future for Perth presentation

Marion Fulker, CEO provided a short address on the importance of the economic contributions of migrants to the business and industrial sector and ultimately to the Western Australian community.

October 2013

Filling the Pool introduction

Filling the Pool is an exploration into how Western Australian businesses can increase participation rates of female leaders in order to enhance their long-term prosperity.

June 2013

The Profile and Spatial Distribution of Perth’s Overseas-Born Population

In another indication that Perth is continuing to evolve into a modern and cosmopolitan capital city, Perth and the Peel region now officially have 10% more overseas born residents living in them than the national average.

June 2013

Changes and Trends in Perth's Cultural Diversity

As Western Australians from all walks of life celebrated Australia Day, a new FACTBase report has revealed that WA is the most demographically multicultural state when compared to New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.

January 2013

2012


Phase 02

Advocating

Migrants’ Attraction to Cities - Implications for Perth

Migration has long been an important component of Australia’s economic development framework.

August 2012

2010


Phase 02

Advocating

Research shows local government remains a ‘boys club’

This Committee for Perth FACTBase report reveals that despite making up half of the population, women are hitting their heads against a glass ceiling in their bid to become local government leaders.

July 2010

Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling of Local Government

2010 was designated as Year of Women in Local Government (YoWiLG) by the Australian Local Government Managers Association (LGMA).

June 2010
Phase 01

Catalysing

Women in the Workforce

Marion Fulker, CEO wrote an opinion piece about women in the workforce.

May 2010