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Will you help us in important research about the opinions of gender quotas in Australia?

Investigating support for gender quotas in senior leadership roles: Explaining “the myth of meritocracy” 

 The 100% Project, in conjunction with Deakin University, is conducting research to further investigate the nature of support for gender quotas for senior leadership roles in Australia. This study will contribute to the growing body of research about gender quotas and their implementation in the Australian context as a means of redressing gender balance in senior leadership roles.

The 100% Project is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to address the gender imbalance in leadership opportunities in the Australian workplace.  Our mission is to challenge organisational leaders to change the practices and mindsets within their organisations to fully realise the leadership potential of women and men. This study forms part of The 100% Project’s research effort within the Australian context.

Your participation involves completing an online questionnaire, which will take approximately 20 minutes in total. You will receive clear instructions before the study and an explanation at the end. To participate you must be over the age of 18 and currently working in Australia. Participation in this study is completely voluntary and anonymous.

A Plain Language Statement is attached to this email which outlines the study and contains important information for participants. Please read this before consenting to and commencing the study.

A report of aggregated results will be available on The 100% Project’s website when the study has been completed.


We would greatly appreciate your assistance in this study, so if you would like to participate please click on the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/100PerCentProjectWomenInSeniorLeadership2016


If you have any work colleagues, family or friends that would also be interested in helping us with these research, we ask you to please forward this link on to them.


If you have any questions, please contact:

Ms Frances Feenstra Kathryn Stevenson
The 100% Project Deakin University
Tel: 03 9682 6230 Mob: 0409 221 535 Mob: 0430 977 133
E: frances.feenstra@peoplemeasures.com.au E: klsteven@deakin.edu.au


Thank you in advance for your help.



Kat Stevenson

Deakin University

Provisional Psychologist

Master of Psychology (Industrial and Organisational) – Deakin University – Student No: 214000427

E: klsteven@deakin.edu.au – M: 0430977133