Champions of Change Coalition Impact Report 2020

Executive Summary

Champions of Change Coalition release the 2020 Impact Report detailing action and impact on gender equality, advancing more and diverse women into leadership and building respectful and inclusive working environments for all employees.

The third annual Impact Report presents the actions taken on gender equality from data contributions from more than 185 organisations operating in 155 countries, and is understood to be one of the largest cross sector voluntary public disclosures on gender equality measures globally.

The Champions of Change Coalition’s aggregated results this year confirm an improvement in organisational gender equality actions and a sustained increase in women’s representation in most employment categories, since the first Champions of Change Coalition Impact Report in 2018.

 “Over the past 10 years our Members have built a platform for committed and influential men to step up beside women leaders and work constructively towards a gender equal world, creating the workplace conditions and cultures that enable more and diverse women to thrive.”

– Elizabeth Broderick AO, Founder and Convenor of Champions of Change Coalition

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have a formal policy or strategy in place for preventing and responding to sexual harassment
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have flexible access to parental leave for all parents – (up from 89.2% last year)
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are mainstreaming flexible work (up from 88.1% last year)
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are taking approaches to address domestic and family violence as a workplace issue (up from 74% last year)

An integral part of the Coalition’s strategy involves the Members stepping up and leading innovative and disruptive initiatives designed to challenge the status quo and shift (disrupt) the systems of inequality beyond their organisations and industries.

In 2020 Champions of Change Coalition worked with partner organisations to explore and provide practical actions for leaders in all organisations to adapt to address critical issues and maintain focus on gender equality during and following the COVID-19 disruption:

  • Accelerating Change on flexible ways of working – capitalising on Members’ experiences and lessons during COVID-19, the Champions of Change provided leaders with practical actions to make lasting change and gender equality improvements through flexible working.

“As businesses focus on recovery and rebuilding efforts post COVID-19, our determination is not to simply return to work as we knew it. We are firmly committed to capturing this unique opportunity to redefine and rebuild workplace systems and cultures to be truly gender equal.”

Annika Freyer, CEO Champions of Change Institute