Research

GIWL is a multi-disciplinary research institute that brings together world-leading expertise across academic disciplines and fields in the areas of workplace gender equality and women's leadership. Our research is driven by three key priorities:

1.Identifying the things that facilitate systemic change in workplace gender equality and women’s representation in leadership

2.Understanding the intersectional nature of workplace gender discrimination

3.Developing and testing evidence based solutions to increase women’s representation in leadership roles

 

A complete list of GIWL ANU publications can be found in the list below, or you can explore some of our recent projects by theme:

GIWL ANU has also established a network of Research Affiliates. Our affiliates make up a global network of accomplished research partners working towards the common goal of improving workplace gender equality and women’s leadership. You can find out more about the network and the cutting edge research being undertaken in women’s leadership and workplace gender equality here.

If you are interested in partnering with GIWL at ANU on research or other ways to accelerate change, we would love to hear from you. Please contact us.

Publications

Feminist entrepreneurship for climate action

Author/editor: Elise Stephenson and Sarah Furman

Year published: 2023

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing society today and it’s a “threat multiplier” for existing gender (and other) inequalities – meaning women and marginalised groups are most at risk of climate disasters. Climate entrepreneurship has been identified as a key approach to tackle...

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Gender inequality in science, technology, engineering and mathematics

Author/editor: Michelle Ryan, Daniela Fernandez, Sarah White, Helen C. M. Smith, Peter M. Connor

Year published: 2023

Lab-based activities provide essential skills for STEM students, yet female students have reported feeling less confident in conducting lab-based activities and having a lower sense of belonging in the lab. Moreover, the research from Michelle Ryan and researchers from The University of Exeter...

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Going on the Record: Gendered Experiences of Media Engagement

Author/editor: Shine, K, Fisher, A, Mikołajczak, G, Ryan, M, Monteith, E

Year published: 2023

In the lead up to International Women’s Day on March 8, we will likely see and hear plenty of women’s perspectives in the news. But that will be an exception, rather than the norm. Research from around the world, including Australia, has consistently shown that news coverage is dominated by the...

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How Identity Impacts Bystander Responses to Workplace Mistreatment

Author/editor: Michelle Ryan, Tyler Okimoto, Jamie Gloor

Year published: 2023

How does identification—with an organization, with one's gender, and as a feminist—shapes bystanders’ interpretations and responses to incivility towards women at work? This research finds that bystanders with stronger organizational identification are less likely to perceive incivility toward...

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Progressing paid parental leave - GIWL Submission to the Standing Committee on Community Affairs

Author/editor: Glennie, M

Year published: 2023

We accept the Paid Parental Leave Amendment (Improvements for Families and Gender Equality) Bill 2022 as the first stage in the implementation of the October 2022-23 Federal budget commitments for parental leave and support the Amendment Bill. All core amendments are evidence backed and will...

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Review of the International Gender Equality Strategy

Author/editor: Elise Stephenson, Jack Hayes, Sarah Furman, Betty Barkha

Year published: 2023

The Global Institute for Women’s Leadership (GIWL) at the Australian National University is pleased to provide a submission for the review of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s International Gender Equality Strategy. For this submission we considered the key international gender...

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Strategies to increase gender equality in the public sector

Author/editor: Dr Victor Sojo, Prof Michelle Ryan, Prof Cordelia Fine, Dr Melissa Wheeler, Dr Melanie McGrath, Dr Miriam Glennie, Dr Victoria Roberts, PhD Candidate Lindsie Arthur, PhD Candidate Rachael Hadoux, PhD Candidate Kate Western

Year published: 2023

Promoting workplace gender equality is a central topic of academic and policy debate. One obstacle is a lack of evidence-based resources for decision-makers; the second is the lack of discussion on the effectiveness of strategies . We partnered with the University of Melbourne and Swinburne...

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Understanding the care economy in Southeast Asia

Author/editor: Dr Elise Stephenson, Prof Michelle Ryan, Dr Morgan Weaving & Dr Betty Barkha

Year published: 2023

What does the care economy look like in Southeast Asia? When it comes to looking after children, the elderly and disabled communities, who is doing the work and how is this labour valued, perceived and compensated? To answer these questions, we undertook a comprehensive overview of the care economy...

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Changing the culture - Codes of conduct for the Commonwealth Parliament

Author/editor: Barr, N., Maley, M., Sawer, M., Baker, K., and Ryan, M.K.

Year published: 2022

Submission by the Global Institute for Women's Leadership to the Joint Select Committee on Parliamentary Standards inquiry into the development of codes of conduct for Commonwealth Parliamentary Workplaces and related matters. 2021 was a turning point for Australia’s parliamentary workplaces...

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Changing the culture - Codes of conduct for the Commonwealth Parliament

Author/editor: Barr, N., Maley, M., Sawer, M., Baker, K., and Ryan, M.K.

Year published: 2022

Submission by the Global Institute for Women's Leadership to the Joint Select Committee on Parliamentary Standards inquiry into the development of codes of conduct for Commonwealth Parliamentary Workplaces and related matters. 2021 was a turning point for Australia’s parliamentary workplaces...

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