Women, Work & Leadership Research Group Research highlights: Flexibility, employment and gender equality

The Women, Work & Leadership Research Group (WW&LRG) at the University of Sydney Business School provides a focal point for collaboration between leading scholars, business practitioners and policy makers with an interest in women and work, in building more equitable workplaces and more sustainable careers for women. The WW&LRG engages closely with debates about the megatrends impacting the workforce, including the feminisation of the workforce, population ageing, flexibility and technological change and emerging issues which lead to changing expectations of employers, employees and of the organisation of work.

The Co-Directors of the WW&LRG Professor Marian Baird and Associate Professor Rae Cooper have considerable expertise in undertaking engaged research, and in public speaking and media presentations.

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Highlighted publication

Baird M, Ford M and Hill E 2017 'Women, Work and Care in the Asia-Pacific', Routledge, Abingdon, United Kingdom


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Recent policy submission

WWRG Submission to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee on the Fairer Paid Parental Leave Amendment Bill 2016 


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In the Media

  • How leading employers are hiring and promoting for diversity 30 Mar 2017

    Shanghai Daily

    Shanghai Daily (China) quoted Associate Professor Rae Cooper about recruitment trends regarding diversity.

  • What is business for? 28 Mar 2017

    Sydney Business Insights

    Associate Professor Rae Cooper and Associate Professor Ranjit Voola were interviewed on Sydney Business Insights about the role of business in society.

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Recent research grants

Australian Women’s Work Futures (2017-2018)

Investigator/s: Marian Baird; Rae Cooper

This project will develop a unique University of Sydney-branded online survey and National Report on Australian women’s work futures. The development of new empirical data and academic analysis of women’s career aspirations and the future of women’s work in Australia will establish the University of Sydney as the premier location for research on gender equality in work.

Investigating Cultural Diversity and the non-executive directors of the ASX100 (2017)

Investigator/s: Dimitria Groutsis; Rae Cooper; Gregory Whitwell

This research builds on an emerging body of work investigating cultural diversity in senior leadership roles in large private sector organisations. In particular it seeks to analyse how culturally diverse the non-executive director cohort of the ASX100 is, as well as to understand the enablers and inhibitors to broader cultural diversity. This scope of research has been prompted by an invitation from the AHRC and the AICD to design a methodology for a pilot project to understand these processes and outcomes.


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