People & Community

Stomping on stereotypes

In the news last week was the report of eight year old Sophia Trowe a young girl from Middlesex who posted a letter to Clarkes shoes on her mum’s twitter account…

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Gender Diversity. It’s not all about women

The Women’s Empowerment Principles held its annual summit in New York City last week. These Principles are dedicated to empowering women to participate fully in economic life across all sectors…

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Violence against women: a conversation that needs to happen in every workplace

Last year, I signed the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles on behalf of KPMG Australia. The Women’s Empowerment Principles are a set of principles for business offering guidance on how to…

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“We, The Village People”

Tomorrow night thousands of people will converge on Oxford Street to enjoy the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade. It marks the climax of one of Sydney’s most popular…

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Predictions and possibilities of the future: are we there yet?

Late last year, in an article for Bloomberg Business, Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, announced to the world he was gay. He is probably the first CEO of the Fortune…

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Blogging your way to success

The KPMG Newsroom, populated with posts from a variety of partners and staff, was launched on Nov 3. Nearly two months in, it is instructive to look at the early experience,…

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Women need sponsors

Recently, a political milestone was reached in federal parliament. As the speaker, Bronwyn Bishop remarked “The House of Representatives might have made a little bit of history.” For the first…

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The two percenters

On December 10, International Human Rights Day, few Australians will focus attention on the persecution of left-handed people. Such persecution still exists, but not in mainstream Australian society. This is…

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Reconciliation: A landmark moment for Australia

Wednesday is International Human Rights Day. It’s on a day such as this that we should ask ourselves a key question: how can we ensure equality of opportunity for all…

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Equal pay – no small change

Yesterday, the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) released a detailed report on the gender composition of the Australian workforce. The data shows that despite the emphasis on gender equality in…

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G20 to learn about Daughter-Water?

It seems from media reports that the gender gap in workforce participation will be one of the key themes of this weekend’s G20 Leaders summit in Brisbane. It has been…

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One vote: one Australia

Engagement in the Australian electoral system is lowest in Australians aged 25 years and under, whether it be through informal voting or not voting at all. This statistic is even…

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