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Standards Australia’s podcast ‘Set the Standard’ explores a more equitable future

July 9, 2024

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Emma Harrington, CEO at Standards Australia, joins Tracey Gramlick Standards Australia’s first female Chair of the Board and Dr. Marlene Kanga AO in the recent edition of ‘Set the Standard’, to have a thought-provoking discussion addressing the issue of gender equality and the transformative role of standards in fostering inclusivity.

The group shared their personal experiences and challenges and offered advice to women in the professional world. They propose actionable solutions to bridge the gender gap and highlight the need for gender-responsive standards to level the playing field, especially in male-dominated industries.

Tracey Gramlick and Marlene Kanga, an Indian engineer in Australia during the 1970s, recount their journeys, the hurdles they faced, and the discrimination they encountered. They share their belief that both men and women can excel as engineers and that this should be the fundamental premise when assigning tasks.

Emma Harrington delved into the complexities of achieving work-life balance and combatting self-doubt. She emphasizes the importance of self-compassion, flexibility, and organisational cultures that value inclusivity and accommodate the diverse needs of female employees.

Acknowledging the gender imbalance in standards committees, our speakers advocate for inclusivity and diverse perspectives in decision-making processes. They underscore the importance of mentorship and sharing personal stories to make the impact of standards more relatable to both men and women. Standards shape our world, yet women and underrepresented groups have often been sidelined in their creation. Standards Australia is committed to changing this through its Diversity Action Plan (DAP), which aims to make standards more inclusive and gender responsive. By prioritising diversity across age, ethnicity, education, and more, the DAP ensures that standards reflect a wide range of perspectives. Stay informed and engage with us to advocate for inclusive practices in standardisation here.

▶️ Listen to the full episode of 'Setting the Standard for a more equitable future' here.

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Communications Department
Standards Australia’s podcast ‘Set the Standard’ explores a more equitable future
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Emma Harrington, CEO at Standards Australia, joins Tracey Gramlick Standards Australia’s first female Chair of the Board and Dr. Marlene Kanga AO in the recent edition of ‘Set the Standard’, to have a thought-provoking discussion addressing the issue of gender equality and the transformative role of standards in fostering inclusivity.

The group shared their personal experiences and challenges and offered advice to women in the professional world. They propose actionable solutions to bridge the gender gap and highlight the need for gender-responsive standards to level the playing field, especially in male-dominated industries.

Tracey Gramlick and Marlene Kanga, an Indian engineer in Australia during the 1970s, recount their journeys, the hurdles they faced, and the discrimination they encountered. They share their belief that both men and women can excel as engineers and that this should be the fundamental premise when assigning tasks.

Emma Harrington delved into the complexities of achieving work-life balance and combatting self-doubt. She emphasizes the importance of self-compassion, flexibility, and organisational cultures that value inclusivity and accommodate the diverse needs of female employees.

Acknowledging the gender imbalance in standards committees, our speakers advocate for inclusivity and diverse perspectives in decision-making processes. They underscore the importance of mentorship and sharing personal stories to make the impact of standards more relatable to both men and women. Standards shape our world, yet women and underrepresented groups have often been sidelined in their creation. Standards Australia is committed to changing this through its Diversity Action Plan (DAP), which aims to make standards more inclusive and gender responsive. By prioritising diversity across age, ethnicity, education, and more, the DAP ensures that standards reflect a wide range of perspectives. Stay informed and engage with us to advocate for inclusive practices in standardisation here.

▶️ Listen to the full episode of 'Setting the Standard for a more equitable future' here.

Contact
Communications Department
communications@standards.org.au
communications@standards.org.au
Jess Dunne
Communications Manager
+ 61 2 9237 6381
Tanya Brees
Chief Marketing Officer
+61 2 9237 6041