Australian business leaders share their lightbulb moment on gender diversity

Ian Narev, CEO, Commonwealth Bank

The main criticism that we’re going to put people in jobs that don’t deserve it — that’s rubbish.

The business case for gender diversity in leadership is well known, but the personal reflections of Australian business leaders about why diversity matters have been missing from the conversation. Until now …Australian business leaders — including Ian Narev, Brian Hartzer, Gordon Cairns, Philip Chronican and Stephen Roberts — have participated in Finsia’s Lightbulb Moments project, and share unique perspectives about how men can be champions of change to improve the representation of women in leadership.They each reveal insights that will resonate with all in the finance industry on a business, intellectual and emotional level.

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It takes a lightbulb moment

Stephen Roberts, Citi CEO and Country Officer Australia

Gordon Cairns, Chairman, Origin Energy

In that war for talent we were recruiting from 50 per cent of the gene pool — that for me was the turning point.