10 November 2020

Dr MARJORIE O'NEILL (Coogee) — This year, I have had the privilege to participate in the transforming women's leadership pathways program, run by the PLuS Alliance, consisting of Arizona State University, Kings College London, and the University of New South Wales. Borne in the wake of the MeToo and Black Lives Matter movements, which have highlighted the systemic inequality in our societies, this initiative works towards achieving gender equality in leadership roles in academia, the private sector, and in politics. This pioneering digital event brings together opinion shaping women and men to examine the evidence on the critical factors that limit women's pathways to senior leadership in their fields, and to develop ten action plans that articulate the practical actions Government, Universities and Industry must take to close the leadership gender gap. Together, these action plans will form a single plan titled What will it take: women in leadership by 2030. This is a fantastic initiative that I am honoured to be a part of.