The commitment of key decision-makers is critical to achieving gender parity. Without it, gender parity will not occur and the benefits will not be realised. Put simply, decision-makers have the power to change the status quo. To achieve change in Queensland, more decision-makers need to step up and advocate for the value of achieving gender parity. By serving as a visible champion of gender parity, decision-makers set the tone for broader cultural change.
How can decision-makers make the biggest impact?
The 4As framework has been designed to help decision-makers become agents of change. There is a focus on individual role modelling (focussing on mindsets and behaviours) as well as influencing and holding others accountable. Together, these can be thought of in terms of Alignment, Articulation, Action and Accountability.
Use the Maturity index tool (PDF) (or DOCX), based on the 4As framework, to assess your current position and then look towards developing an action plan. When action planning, think about this in terms of actions focussed on Self, Team, Board and Industry.
12 powerful actions for change
Using the framework of Alignment, Articulation, Action and Accountability, the decision-maker action plan contains 12 powerful actions that individuals can take to help change the status quo. A critical mass of key decision-makers taking these steps will have a demonstrable impact on the achievement of gender parity targets, and promote diversity and inclusion across Queensland, government, business and community organisations more broadly.
We recommend that you:
- Read and reflect on the 12 powerful actions to change the status quo.
- Make a public pledge to support achievement of the Queensland Government’s gender parity targets.
- Use the Action plan template for key decision makers (DOCX) to set your goals—from the list of 12 or others you have identified—and take action.