How advancing women’s equality can add $12 trillion to global growth

September 26th, 2015

Report| McKinsey Global Institute

How advancing women’s equality can add $12 trillion to global growth
September 2015 | byJonathan Woetzel, Anu Madgavkar, Kweilin Ellingrud, Eric Labaye, Sandrine Devillard, Eric Kutcher, James Manyika, Richard Dobbs, and Mekala Krishnan

“Gender inequality is not only a pressing moral and social issue but also a critical economic challenge. If women—who account for half the world’s working-age population—do not achieve their full economic potential, the global economy will suffer. While all types of inequality have […]

Money Makeover Workshops from 10 thousand Girls

September 26th, 2015

At the Centre for Gender Economics and Innovation we absolutely support the 10thousandgirl program to help increase regional women’s participation in the financial and investment process.  Show them your support and acquire valuable knowledge in a supportive environment. #femaleinvestor

Learn the principles behind personal finance and investing in an engaging, supportive and light-hearted environment.

Each time a group of women in Australia complete a 6 Step Money Makeover Program, a microloan is provided to a woman […]

“What is Gender and Gender Economics” – Street Interviews

September 26th, 2015

As part of our development of the field of Gender Economics we sent an interviewer out into the street in Perth, Western Australia to ask people a couple of questions about Gender and Gender Economics.  The results are not at all surprising because we did expect that those interviewed would not know what Gender Economics is, but some of the answers are interesting in terms of what people think gender is and what they […]

The Western Australia Report 18 September 2015

September 20th, 2015

In this week’s news from the West:-

Danikka goes to New York
Future Runway
Depression Initiative petition
Mandatory sentencing for sex assault crime
Feature: Wrong way. Go back. Has Australia turned a corner on family violence?
Another child death
2 cases of sex crimes

Coming soon. Gender economics, Home Economics & Vocational Value.

The Western Australia Report 11 September 2015

September 13th, 2015

In this week’s report from WA:-

WA Telstra Business Women’s finalists announced
Women in Local Government elections
$1.5M for IORA business owners
ABS stats – what are the numbers showing?
Thank you, Martin Aldridge !
WA Parliament tells women to ‘get on their bikes’
Counting Dead Women update
Special Comment ‘The  Public Interest’
2 Dead Women, 1 man wrongfully convicted, 1 man suicided. If it happened then it can happen now.

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    The Centre for Gender Economics and Innovation, September 2015 Newsletter

The Centre for Gender Economics and Innovation, September 2015 Newsletter

September 7th, 2015

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The Western Australia report 3 September 2015

September 6th, 2015

This week in W.A.

Feature: J.J. Lane
Women in the Canning by-election
EQUAL PAY DAY – where do we start?
What is the problem with W…A…..?
The battered wife question
The children who pay and a bit of good news.


Open Innovation – Why More Companies are Embracing it

September 5th, 2015




Open innovation (or “OI”) didn’t used to be the way the most successful companies did business. It’s the process of searching outside a company’s walls—and even its own industry—for technology and solutions to keep it at the cutting edge. For obvious reasons, then, many businesses still find OI risky, since […]

The Western Australia Report 28 August 2015

August 31st, 2015

In this week’s news from WA:-
-Recognising WA women in STEM
-Vale to the Larrikan Angel
-Small business & Super – are women at a disadvantage?
Equal Pay Day – September 4
-Counting Dead Women – violence updates
-Children victims of domestic violence
-Mental Health inquest – 1 year, 5 dead, 1 psych unit.

Report from Western Australia 21 August 2015

August 23rd, 2015

The Western Australia Report 14 August 2015

August 18th, 2015

Here are this weeks headlines

Parliament resumes sitting – no good news for the women in WA.

Women’s health services

New hospital in the Swan refuses family planning medical services
Govt decides to vary funding to women’s health to fund other programs
Goldfields aboriginal women’s health service closes

Community services

Minister definite that no funding will go to community financial counselling
Increased domestic assaults cause bottleneck in crisis housing
Devastating funding cuts to community legal services – Women’s Law Centre to lose solicitors
Overcrowding […]

Report from Western Australia to 7 August 2015

August 9th, 2015


This weeks W.A Women report includes;

The University of Western Australia has cut three majors from its Arts Degrees. Despite protests, gender studies, European studies and medieval history majors will go, along with five of the 16 associated units over 2016-2018.
EQUAL RIGHTS/PAY EQUITY/REPRESENTATION The importance of women in a sorry State
Narrowing the gender pay gap in WA – a different path to CEO pay equity?


6 August – Release […]

“Rio Tinto Boss Has It Right”

July 4th, 2015

PRESS RELEASE FROM The Centre for Gender Economics and Innovation 4 July 2015

“Rio Tinto’s boss Sam Walsh is dead right when he says, “We’re missing out on 32% of the talent that’s out there.” (SMH July 2, 2015) because of the gender gap in his company.” says Susanne Moore, the founder of the Centre for Gender Economics & Innovation, Sydney.

Walsh said he “is looking to fill the company’s senior ranks with more women, but […]

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    “Contemporary Global Perspectives on Gender Economics” – Susanne Moore 2015

“Contemporary Global Perspectives on Gender Economics” – Susanne Moore 2015

June 29th, 2015

This first book on Gender Economics is now available for pre-purchase online at the publishers website IGI Global.  The importance of this book is that it takes gender economics out of the libraries of gender studies and women studies and places it firmly in finance, economics and business.  Edited by Susanne Moore, the Founder and CEO of The Centre for Gender Economics and Innovation, this book offers a definition of Gender Economics, provides a […]

“Smart Economics” – Danny Leipziger introduces WB’s efforts on achieving gender parity.

June 29th, 2015

How women contribute $3 trillion to global healthcare

June 15th, 2015

June 8, 2015 8.25pm AEST
How women contribute $3 trillion to global healthcare


Maria Goddard
Professor of Health Economics at University of York

Maria Goddard receives research funding from the Department of Health and NIHR. The Centre of which she is Director receives research funding from a variety of sources

Women make up 90% of the world’s nurses. EPA/Ahmed Jallanzo

The traditional focus on women’s health tends to emphasise only their healthcare needs. But women are important providers – as much […]


June 8th, 2015


The World Bank SME Toolkit with GLEAN ™ Leadership Skills, LinkedIn Profiles and Chronus Software

Collective Changes Announces Availability of The World Bank SME Toolkit with GLEAN ™ Leadership Skills, LinkedIn Profiles and Chronus Software

“Just In Time” Business and Leadership Skills for Emerging Markets

Seattle—May 12, 2015 The World Bank SME Toolkit with GLEAN ™ Leadership Skills, LinkedIn […]

Summer School on Gender Economics and Society – 6-10 July 2015 – ITCILO Campus, Turin, Italy

April 26th, 2015

Summer School on Gender Economics and Society – 6-10 July 2015 – ITCILO Campus, Turin, ItalyRESOURCES; ITC, International Training Centre
The importance of gender strategies to promote growth and development and to improve welfare systems is widely recognized. This is reflected in the increasing commitment of both international organization and national governments towards programmes aimed at strengthening women’s participation in economic life, in politics and in institutions, as well as in the progress of theoretical […]

The ‘All blokes’ versus the ‘Gender Diverse’. Guess which boards perform better?

April 24th, 2015

Womens Agenda, Angela Preistley 23 April 2015

“For many people, it’s simple common sense. Gender diverse boards offer more diverse ideas and better decision-making.

But for those who need the proof, new research from the Centre for Gender Economics and Innovation and Infinitas Asset Management offers some compelling data. Indeed, the 34 all-bloke boards on the ASX 200 have some work to do when it comes to financial performance.

The research launched today finds that companies with […]

Boards featuring women perform better than all-male ones, Centre for Gender Economics and Innovation study finds.

April 24th, 2015

Susanne Moore, Chair of The Centre for Gender Economics and Innovation and Steve MacDonald, CEO and co Founder, Infinitas Asset Management talking yesterday with ABC World Today about the launch of the Infinitas/C4GEi Diversity Performance Index with Lindy Kerin 23 April, 2015

“Australian companies where women hold at least a quarter of the board positions perform better than those with all-male boards, research has found. The Centre for Gender Economics and Innovation (C4GEi) and Infinitas […]

Infinitas/C4GEi Diversity Performance Index Launch today at the UNSW!

April 23rd, 2015

Diversity Index launch today with @SenClaireMoore @larissawaters Gender diversity drives better bottom line! #genderdiversity @MarisePayne and Steve Macdonald

See more about the Index here

After Micro Finance, what to do about the ‘Everywoman’

April 10th, 2015

Many of us know about the success of micro finance and the impact that it has had on the lives of many women and men in developing countries, but what about what I call the ‘Everywoman’? The ‘Everywoman’ are the women like you and I that struggle to gain access to capital for all sorts of reasons.  These reasons may include time off work to care for family members, leaving the corporate world to […]

Susanne Moore talks about Gender Economics at the Family Office Congress

March 29th, 2015

I will be speaking with Steve Macdonald at the Family Office Congress VII
Guiding Wealth & Values Through Generations in Melbourne on 30 October, 2014. Our subject is “The Value of Women’ and why Inclusive workplaces are not just an issue of equality, but make good business sense. Steve will be sharing new research into this area that has been conducted by his company Infinitas Asset Management Limited. I am so looking forward to this […]

WGEA Streamlined reporting to reduce business burden

March 29th, 2015

The Australia Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) has succumbed to pressure from the Australia Federal Government and has released the announcement that they will streamline reporting to reduce the (apparent) burden on business to report yearly on the Gender Indicators.

“Following an extensive consultation process, the government has announced proposed reforms to the gender reporting framework under the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 that will reduce the burden on business.

The amendments will remove additional reporting requirements that […]

“Enough is Enough – what’s happening to our men?” Susanne Moore

March 28th, 2015

This article previously published on

“The number of working women in the United States is about to surpass the number of working men. Three-quarters of the people who have lost jobs in the current recession are men” (Harvard Business Review September 2013),  yet women still earn on average 77 cents in the dollar to that of a man. On the surface these statistics seem like a great thing, and to a degree they are, but if women remain the bulk of […]

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    MEDIA RELEASE: Announcing The Centre for Gender Economics and Innovation partnering with Infinitas Asset Management

MEDIA RELEASE: Announcing The Centre for Gender Economics and Innovation partnering with Infinitas Asset Management

March 21st, 2015

We are very pleased to announce that The Centre for Centre for Gender Economics and Innovation has partnered with Infinitas Asset Management Limited and we are looking forward to launching the first of our developments on 23 April, 2015 at the UNSW, City Campus, Sydney. Many of you may already know Infinitas from the GGEC14 where Steve Macdonald’s presentation on ?#?GenderLensInvesting? was very popular with delegates. Looking forward to sharing this important piece of work with […]

About Gender Economics – Changing the Discourse

March 14th, 2015

Gender Economics is the fusion of sociology, economics and gender studies and looks at shifting current perceptions of gender and how we use these perceptions in framing economic policy. Very often, it is an intersection of gender, values and beliefs that create policy decisions, many of which are based on outdated models. It is important that we start to understand how economic research is conducted, how the statistical analysis is created and how this […]

Something exciting is Coming! March 20, 2015

March 14th, 2015

Stay tuned to find out the latest news about what we are doing.  We have some exciting things to announce over the coming months and the first announcement will happen MARCH 20, 2015!

Missed Opportunity to Regain Flagship Status of the Access to Work Award in the UK

March 13th, 2015

Joint response from Universal inclusion and Fluidity to the statement issued today in the Uk by the Minister for Disabled People Mark Harper.

Issued by Jacqueline Winstanley Bsc hons Chair Fluidity UK Forum For Hidden and Fluctuating Conditions, Entrepreneur Universal Inclusion

Issued Thursday 12th March 2015

Whilst any support which enhances the rights and working lives of disabled people is welcome.

This is a missed opportunity following the Select Committee Investigation, Report and subsequent recommendations to return to […]

Inclusive Entrepreneurship Key to Diversity in Start Ups

March 7th, 2015

In considering the implications and likely support requirements of disabled people who choose to enter into entrepreneurship we first need to explore the concept itself .

In the past its fair to say that society perceived entrepreneurship as slightly outside mainstream business activities and associated it with risk compared with the once traditional “ job for life “ approach to career pathways.

The risk associated with entrepreneurship in terms of failure came at a high price, […]