Wednesday 7 October 2020 2 PM – 4 PM (AEDT)
In Invisible Women: Exposing data bias in a world designed for men Caroline Criado Perez analyses how gender politics are affected and enhanced by gaps in data and argues powerfully that human history is comprised of a pervasive gender data gap that effectively ‘silences’ and erases women’s accomplishments, experiences, needs and daily lives.
Ms. Perez illustrates her argument with many examples – and uses what little data we do have – that touch on of womens’ lives, – the workplace, medical research, home life, women’s representation in daily and public life – which can systematically neglect, ignore or completely overlook women. This contrasts with the abundance of data on men, which are recognised as the universal norm. As a result, the fact that women can have needs that are different from those of men has not occurred to those who are creating these social structures.
This important book has inspired our next Knowledge Share Forum – Bridging the gender data gap in the workplace. We encourage diversity practitioners and their data analyst colleagues to attend this Forum to discuss some of the specific workplace challenges around data disaggregation, data collection, data analysis and effective metric identification. After all, what gets measured gets done, but often the hardest step is actually determining the best set of KPIs and metrics to dashboard.
We are delighted to have Davina Shearer, Diversity and Inclusion Lead for Incitec Pivot and long-time volunteer for NAWO to co-facilitate this forum with Louise Weine. Davina will share her experience of bridging the data gap for IPL and how she has identified the metrics that matter for diversity and inclusion, and gained management buy in for better to female and indigenous representation in the workplace.
So bring your analyst along and let’s spend a couple of hours to help you bridge the gender data gap in your organisation!
Who should attend this Forum?
People in positions of influence over process, practice or policy for your organisation such as operational team leaders, middle managers, HR business partners, diversity specialists, or members of a relevant special project team.
Places are limited
These Forums are small, targeted and for those ready to share examples of good practice, keen to learn from others and prepared to turn conversation into action. Two representatives from 10 member companies can attend and registrations are taken on a first come first served basis. Your nominated attendees will need to be prepared to contribute, either with case studies showcasing the work your organisation has been doing OR with well thought through questions and challenges that you are finding it difficult to overcome.
To ensure your organisation has two places at our virtual table please reply via email to Sharon Grosvenor firstname.lastname@example.org with your nominated colleagues’ names, titles and email address.