IWD 2023: A retrospective list

In recent years, there have been notable gains in increasing the representation of women in leadership roles, reducing the gender pay gap and promoting workplace diversity and inclusion.

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In recent years, there have been notable gains in increasing the representation of women in leadership roles, reducing the gender pay gap and promoting workplace diversity and inclusion.

We've seen more women in CEO positions and on boards of directors, more companies implementing diversity and inclusion programs, and more recognition of the importance of addressing unconscious biases in hiring and promotion. 

But the fight is far from over. There is still much work to be done to achieve true gender equity in the workforce. At bluenotes we are committed to telling these stories of ambition, success and the ongoing challenge as we look ahead to International Women's Day. We explore the strides made in increasing gender diversity and efforts needed to continue to create a more inclusive and diverse workforce. And a community which properly values the diversity it contains.

The momentum is building. Let’s keep fighting the good – and valuable - fight and continue to focus on the ongoing work necessary to create a more equitable and inclusive world.

Carina Parisella, Innovation & Diversity Editor, bluenotes

01 Mar 2023

Fighting for many happy returns

Carina Parisella | Innovation & Technology Editor, bluenotes

The barriers preventing women re-entering the workforce are stronger than ever. Here is how to fight it.

08 Mar 2023

More action is needed to bridge the financial wellbeing gender gap

Natalie Paine | Social Impact Research and Reporting Lead, ANZ

A disparity exists in the financial wellbeing of men and women – and just like the gender pay gap it will take work and systemic change to address the inequity.

07 Mar 2023

Great barrier breached

Richard Yetsenga | Chief Economist, ANZ

Holding back women in the workforce means holding back society. Change is evident but more needs to be done.

15 Mar 2022

The future of leadership is kindness

Carina Parisella | Innovation & Technology Editor, bluenotes

Command and control-style leadership will not help organisations attract and retain talent anymore. Now, the focus must be on empathetic leadership.

08 Sep 2022

Climate change is a gender issue as well as an existential one

Victoria McKenzie-Mcharg | Strategic Director, Women's Environmental Leadership Australia (WELA)

Leadership in Australia has fallen short when it comes to addressing climate issues. We need a management change. Not just new faces, a new style.

08 Feb 2023

From trainee to Team Leader

Emily Knox | Secure Customer Connect Team Leader, ANZ

After graduating high school at the top of her class, Emily Knox joined ANZ as a trainee. Ten years later, she is a proud leader at ANZ amplifying Indigenous voices in the corporate sphere.

Women in climate: resilience & balance

Climate change is a critical challenge and women working in the sector need to develop career resilience, mentors and the right balance.

13 Feb 2023

Podcast: From Afghanistan to ANZ

Richard Yetsenga | Chief Economist, ANZ

The Taliban tell women they cannot do many things, this is how one woman proved them wrong.

26 Jul 2022

Financial wellbeing and family violence

Irene Payne | Acting Head of Social Impact and Community Partnerships, ANZ

ANZ is working with community partner Berry Street to strengthen support and education for victim-survivors of family violence, helping them build capacity and confidence to improve their financial wellbeing.

01 Feb 2023

Kind leaders achieve greater success

Carina Parisella | Innovation & Technology Editor, bluenotes

Team Success: The new hard skills are soft

Women in climate: urgency & ambition

Katharine Tapley, ANZ’s head of Sustainable Finance, moderated a panel discussion on these themes at the Carbon Market Institute’s annual Australasian Emissions Reduction Summit in Sydney with experts in this field. They were:

11 Oct 2022

Kindness fuels innovation

Carina Parisella | Innovation & Technology Editor, bluenotes

Jim Hogan, neuro-inclusion pioneer and Google Cloud’s Chief Innovation Evangelist, discusses how kindness can drive innovation in the workplace.

14 Jul 2022

The Nappy Collective - for clean, healthy and happy babies

Sarah Witty | CEO of The Nappy Collective

More than a quarter of a million children in Australia are living in families who don’t have enough nappies. The Nappy Collective’s mission is to divert unused nappies to support families in need.

06 Oct 2022

Antonia Watson: feeling like a fish out of water

Antonia Watson | Group Executive & CEO, ANZ New Zealand

NZ CEO on the reality of imposter syndrome and how she faced it

22 Feb 2023

ANZ donates $3 million to communities affected by Cyclone Gabrielle

ANZ donates $3 million to communities affected by Cyclone Gabrielle.

28 Nov 2022

MoneyMinded makes an impact

Brianne Keogh | Social Impact Manager, ANZ

With concerns about inflation and cost of living, ‘MoneyMinded’ is now even more important to help people feel confident and in control of their finances

28 Feb 2023

Will the fixed rate roll-off cause a recession or will low unemployment save the day?

Adelaide Timbrell | Senior Economist, ANZ

Higher interest rates mean mortgages are more expensive; many fear a recession. But the low unemployment rate and strong demand for workers brings hope to economists.

12 Jul 2022

Banking beyond the binary

Darren Sibson | Global co-lead of ANZ Pride and works in banker engagement at ANZ

What does it mean to identify beyond the binary? Learning from the lived experiences of those around us

03 Jun 2022

ANZ introduces six weeks’ paid gender affirmation leave

ANZ Bank has introduced six weeks of paid gender affirmation leave, and up to 12 months’ unpaid leave, to its employees in New Zealand and Australia.

27 Feb 2023

The Pacific: An ocean of opportunity

Sarah Stubbings | ANZ Regional Executive, Pacific

In pictures: 142 years of ANZ in the Pacific. A century and a half of investment and growth.

17 Oct 2022

Business Growth: Seven rules for growing revenue and margin

Dr. Jana Matthews | Growth Expert and Founding Director, Australian Centre for Business Growth

Increasing revenue and margin is crucial to grow any business

29 Apr 2024

Marketing and sales…in that order!

Dr. Jana Matthews | Growth Expert and Founding Director, Australian Centre for Business Growth

Many businesses jump straight to sales to generate revenue - missing the crucial step of a marketing strategy. Dr Jana Matthews explains why market research and a solid plan ensures the best chance of success.

01 Sep 2022

To succeed as a leader, embrace diversity

Shane White | Content Manager, Institutional, ANZ

As the war for talent heats up, good leaders should see an explosion in their diversity statistics – they’ll be rewarded for it.

02 Feb 2023

'Heartwarming' to see Te Reo Māori thriving in Aotearoa

As New Zealand reflects on Waitangi Day, all Kiwis should remember that protecting and nurturing our taonga - like Te Reo Māori - is everyone's responsibility.

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