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The role of middle managers in progressing gender equity in the public sector

Australia-New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) and New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmanian Governments Funded

Sue Williamson, UNSW Canberra (Chief investigator); Linda Colley, CQ University; Meraiah Foley; Rae Cooper, University of Sydney

Project Summary

Drawing on the experiences and knowledge of almost 300 managers in four public sector jurisdictions, this project examines the role that middle managers play in operationalising gender equity-focused policies and provides suggested actions to drive best practice. It examines the differing approaches employed by managers and organisations to progress gender equity in eight public sector organisations and to encourage the sharing of best practices.

Final report available on the ANZSOG website.


01 July 2017 - 30 June 2018

$60,000 (AUD)

Business School staff

Meraiah Foley
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