Filling the Pool 5 Year Anniversary Celebration

Five years ago on the 3rd of June 2015, 500 Perth businesswomen and men came together for the launch of the Committee for Perth's gender equity report Filling the Pool. To celebrate this milestone we will be holding a virtual event with the lead researcher Dr Terrance Fitzsimmons. It will be an opportunity to reflect on what has changed and start the discussion about what still needs to be done.

Meet our speakers and panellists

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Dr Terrance Fitzsimmons

Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland

Dr Fitzsimmons is a Senior Lecturer in Leadership with the University of Queensland Business School. He is the director of the AIBE Centre for Gender Equality in the Workplace and Managing Director of the Australian Gender Equality Council (AGEC), a body whose members comprise of peak national bodies representing 600,000 women across industry sectors in Australia.

His PhD in Leadership examined successful attributes of CEOs and differing pathways to CEO roles for men and women. In February 2020 Dr Fitzsimmons released a report in partnership with the Workplace Gender Equality Agency examining leading practices in progressing workplace gender equality in Australia. The report comprised a detailed examination of 120 WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality firms.

Dr Fitzsimmons has worked with many of Australia’s largest firms on their diversity programs and speaks regularly in Australia and overseas in the area of gender equality and inclusion. He has served as national and state presidents of not for profit bodies as well as a being a director on boards of Listed Public Companies in Australia and overseas.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Committee For Perth acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.