Our 2020 Setback

Right now, Australia is in recession for the first time in almost 30 years. The Federal Budget is focused on supporting male-dominated industries, and women are reducing their hours or leaving the workforce in greater numbers than men.

As a result, efforts to achieve gender equality in corporate Australia may be set back years.

We want to hear about your experiences – the good, the bad and the ugly. We’re looking at changes to working hours, changes to domestic load, and what women really need and want to succeed.

We’re doing research investigating:

  • The impact of COVID-19 on women in the workforce.
  • Changes in time spent on parenting and household unpaid domestic labour.
  • Voluntary and involuntary reductions in paid work and departure from the workforce.
  • The need and want Australian women have to increase their workforce participation.

And we want you to take part.

Your information matters. Your story matters.

Australian Women at Work Survey 2

Help change the future of Australian women


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What we’ll do with it

We need a snapshot of where things are now. You are directly contributing to our understanding of what’s going on for women during the pandemic, and what we need to do to change the circumstance of working mothers for the better. Your input will help us gather information that can be used to drive change. And your positive stories will help us highlight what is working, not just what’s not, and give us something to strive for.

Research findings will be used in several different ways:

  • Media releases of findings including mainstream media and women’s interest platforms.
  • Results will be shared with relevant lobby groups.
  • Responses will be used to increase understanding and debate.

Do you want to be part of creating change?

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Please share the survey with your network and encourage more women to respond. The more people speak up, the more data we have and the more we can agitate for change.

We’re also still accepting survey sponsors, who will be mentioned in media releases about the findings and receive early access to the white paper on survey findings.

If you’re interested in sponsoring the Australian Women at Work Survey download more information here, and find the sponsorship form here.