Filling the Pool

With a poor track record of women participating and progressing in corporate life in Perth, the Committee undertook a two-year long, gender equity research project - Filling the Pool. The research was supported by major funding partner Shell and supporting project partners: the Department of Local Government and Communities, EY, Westpac and WorleyParsons.

The project culminated in the launch of the report in 2015 with its roadmap of 31 interlocking recommendations for government, the corporate sector and women.

Partners

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Key Aims

Filling the Pool was a 24 month research project that aimed to:

  • Produce a clear understanding of Perth's corporate landscape in terms of middle to senior level women;
  • Identify the similarities and difference of that landscape with other Australian capital cities;
  • Provide recommendations to retain professional women and increase participation rates; and
  • Provide women with a guide to success in the corporate world.

Key Reports and Resources

Related Resources

Filling the Pool presentation

Filling the Pool presentation

Perth in Focus - Filling the Pool Project Launch

Perth in Focus - Filling the Pool Project Launch

This video is an audio and slide presentation from the Perth in Focus Luncheon in June 2015.

Perth in Focus - Preliminary findings of the Filling the Pool project

Perth in Focus - Preliminary findings of the Filling the Pool project

This video is an audio and slide presentation from the Perth in Focus Luncheon in August 2014.

Steering Committee

Michael Schoch

Michael Schoch
General Manager Crux Development and Chair - Shell

Helen Reid

Helen Reid
Country HR Manager - Shell

Bradley Farrell

Bradley Farrell
Partner, Advisory - EY

Karen Dill-Macky

Karen Dill-Macky
Partner - EY

Belinda Campbell

Belinda Campbell
Senior Advisor, People Group AUW - WorleyParsons

Jay Watson

Jay Watson
State General Manager - Westpac Banking Corporation

Shaun Poll

Shaun Poll
Contract Director, Transfield Worley - WorleyParsons

Heather Murphy

Heather Murphy
State HR Manager, WA - Westpac Banking Corporation

Michael Bosley-Smith

Michael Bosley-Smith
Manager Research and Evaluation - Department of Local Government and Communities

Susan Gallacher

Susan Gallacher
A/Director, Women’s Interests & Carers - Department of Local Government and Communities

Liz Ritchie

Liz Ritchie
State Director for WA, CEDA

Suzanne Ardagh

Suzanne Ardagh
International Manager, AICD

Terrance Fitzsimmons

Terrance Fitzsimmons
Casual Lecturer & Post Doctoral Research Fellow, The University of Queensland

Victor Callan

Victor Callan
Researcher, The University of Queensland

Tony Monaghan

Tony Monaghan
Manager - Corporate Communications - The Brand Agency

Marion Fulker

Marion Fulker
Chief Executive Officer

Gemma Davis

Gemma Davis
Manager, Research & Strategy

Georgia Harford-Mills

Georgia Harford-Mills
Research Officer