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.


Parliament as a gendered workplace: Towards a new code of conduct

Author/editor: Global Institute for Women's Leadership and the Australian Political Studies Association

Year published: 2021

Revelations of sexual harassment, misogyny, bullying and even criminal behaviour between and among parliamentarians and political staff have rocked Australia and sparked mass protests across the nation. While Australian parliaments were early adopters of some practices to ensure parliament was a...

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Submission to the Review of the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012

Author/editor: Miriam Glennie, Anna von Reibnitz, Jananie William, Sally Curtis, Sarbari Bordia, Michelle Ryan

Year published: 2021

This submission has been prepared by the ANU Global Institute for Women's Leadership (GIWL) and their research affiliates at the ANU College of Business and Economics (CBE) in response to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency Review consultation. The submission provides a summary of recent research...

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Where are the Great Women? A feminist analysis of Australian political biographies

Author/editor: Blair Williams

Year published: 2021

BLAIR WILLIAMS As women have become more visible in the Australian political sphere, the volume of writing about their lives, careers and experiences has also increased. This has brought to light certain challenges and shortcomings, as well as enduring discursive biases in the existing literature...

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Women’s representation and voice in media coverage of the coronavirus crisis

Author/editor: Jones, Laura

Year published: 2020

This research note summarises the results of a big-data analysis of 146,867 articles related to coronavirus published between 1 March and 31 July 2020 and drawn from 15 sources across the UK, Australia and the US. Using natural language processing techniques, we searched each article for well-known...

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What helps or hinders women's equality?

Author/editor: GIWL/The Policy Institute

Year published: 2019

To support the launch of King’s College London’s World Questions event series with Hillary Rodham Clinton and Julia Gillard , the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership , Policy Institute and Ipsos MORI surveyed 20,000 people across 28 countries to explore public perceptions of what helps or...

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