The Champions of Change Coalition is the new name for the Male Champions of Change strategy originally established in 2010 by then Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick AO in response to the lack of women in leadership in Australia and a glacial pace of change for gender equality.
The Coalition first formed with the Founding Group which began with eight Australian leaders and has since grown to a group of 30 CEOs, Non-Executive Directors and leaders from government, academia, and the military. New groups have since formed across different organisations, sectors, professions and geographies.
The Coalition now encompasses sixteen groups, amounting to over 250 leaders covering every major sector of the economy. Members meet together regularly in small action-orientated groups centered around a collective work plan, where they learn from and challenge their peers. As a Coalition we work collectively to publicly share our learnings and our progress. As individuals Members implement change within their organisations and publicly advocate for gender equality.