Filling the Pool 7 Years on

In 2015, the Committee for Perth launched a ground-breaking report into gender inequality – Filling the Pool. Seven years on, we are holding a luncheon with members to hear from Dr Terry Fitzsimmons the project’s Lead Researcher who will provide an update on the progress to date, as well as share insights from our survey on what still needs to be done to increase the rates of participation and progression for women in the workforce.

This year's Annual Chairman's Lunch will also provide the opportunity to share with you the Committee’s strategic direction as a result of consultation with members about the future of the organisation.

Meet our speakers and panellists

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Dr Terry Fitzsimmons

Filling the Pool Lead Researcher

Dr Fitzsimmons is an Associate Professor in Leadership with the University of Queensland Business School. He is the Managing Director of the Australian Gender Equality Council (AGEC), a body whose members comprise of peak national bodies representing 400,000 women across industry sectors in Australia. He is the director of the UQ AIBE Centre for Gender Equality in the Workplace.

In February 2020 he released a report in partnership with the Australian Workplace Gender Equality Agency examining leading practices in progressing workplace gender equality in Australia and in 2021 released a report with the Australian Institute of Company Directors into how Australia became one of only three countries in the world to achieve 30%+ women on their ASX200 boards without recourse to legislated quotas.

He has published in the world’s leading journals on the topics of leadership and gender equality, advises many of Australia’s largest firms on issues of diversity and inclusion and speaks regularly in Australia and overseas in the area of gender equality. He has served as national and state presidents of not for profit bodies as well as a being a director on boards of Listed Public Companies in Australia and overseas.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Committee For Perth acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.