Elizabeth Broderick: August 2015 events

Australian Human Rights Commission, Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick spoke to CEDA audiences in August 2015 to discuss gender equality progress in Australia.

Elizabeth's term as Sex Discrimination Commissioner will come to an end in September 2015 after eight years in the role. With her tenure coming to a close, Elizabeth spoke for CEDA in August across Australia reflecting on the setbacks, progress and areas of opportunity for gender equality. 

Elizabeth has observed many changes in the landscape of gender equality and will reflect on these areas as well as identify what is required in the future to create gender equal workplaces, and ultimately, a more gender equal world.

Events were held in all states, with special guests joining Ms Broderick at each event.

On the CEDA blog

Elizabeth Broderick: A reflection on eight years as Sex Discrimination Commissioner

Elizabeth Broderick reflects on eight years as Sex Discrimination Commissioner discussing the role's challenges and why progress in women in leadership has been slow.

Event summaries and video

Read summary from the opening event in Victoria: Gender equality is the unfinished business of the 21st century

Read summary from Elizabeth Broderick's address in South Australia: Gender equality will benefit us all




Changing the landscape of gender equality
5 August 2015

Changing the landscape of gender equality
6 August 2015

Women in Leadership: Why aren't we there yet?
7 August 2015
New South Wales

Leadership series: Elizabeth Broderick
12 August 2015
South Australia

Women in Leadership: the five-year journey
13 August 2015
Western Australia

Leadership series: Elizabeth Broderick
14 August 2015
Northern Territory

Leadership: Elizabeth Broderick keynote address
17 August 2015



Meet the speaker

Elizabeth Broderick
Sex Discrimination Commissioner
Founder, Male Champions of Change  

Elizabeth Broderick was appointed for a five year term as Sex Discrimination Commissioner in September 2007. During her term, she has been committed to improving gender equality through her advocacy in preventing violence against women and sexual harassment, improving lifetime economic security for women, balancing paid work and unpaid caring responsibilities, promoting women’s representation in leadership and strengthening gender equality laws and agencies.

Elizabeth has been a key advocate for Australia’s national paid parental leave scheme and domestic violence reform. She has championed the changes to the ASX Corporate Governance Principles to increase the number of women at decision making level. She has developed the Male Champions of Change strategy and worked with the Australian Government to strengthen gender equality laws and agencies 

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