Diversity of Thought Blog

Ambitious new gender diversity targets from the Business Council of Australia

Business Council of Australia logoThe Business Council of Australia have set a 10 year target of women holding 50 per cent of senior jobs and board seats. Their report Increasing the Number of Women in Senior Positions, includes exhaustive checklists and suggest that boards and chief executives redesign corporate culture, job descriptions, remuneration and interview, assessment, and performance processes to remove “unconscious biases” against women. Will these suggestions be enough? How can adaptive leadership help boards and chief executives meet these targets?