Gender and diversity for professionals

Broadening the mix of those working in engineering, science, IT, architecture and other technical professions will be critical to realising our national innovation capability and productivity potential. To do this, we need to look at ways to tackle entrenched biases in work practices, provide flexible work arrangements that facilitate participation and inclusion, and address cultural impediments to attracting and retaining as diverse a workforce as possible. These are matters not only of justice and equity but of labour market supply and improving the nation’s bottom line.

Professionals Australia is committed to promoting the work of women in the professions, encouraging young women to study and develop STEM skills and supporting the retention of women in the professional workforce.

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Professionals Australia’s commitment to gender and diversity initiatives is evident in our work across professions and divisions:

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