CEO Update: Happy International Women's Day! > Brandsplaining Special IWD Price Today Only!

8th Mar 21

Happy International Women's Day!

Within our community there have been so many pioneering women who have helped make the research, insights and analytics profession what it is.

With International Women's Day today, I want to give them, and every woman in our community, a huge shout out.

This year's IWD theme is Choose to Challenge. Personally, I choose to challenge the unconscious assumption some people have that women, particularly younger women, are less capable to do high level roles because of their gender and age. How do you Choose to Challenge?

Special Women's Day Webinar Price - TODAY ONLY
Brandsplaining - 7 June, 4 pm (AEST)

Join us on Monday 7 June (4pm AEST) for a webinar with Jane Cunningham and Philippa Roberts, the authors of a new marketing book, Brandsplaining. The book looks at how brands talk to and market to women. Click here for more details.

The Research Society are offering members who register on 8 March a special price of $25.

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International Women’s Day: Australian businesses can lead on domestic violence crisis

Domestic violence is a critical issue for the workplace, especially as COVID-19 continues to blur the line between home and office, whilst also driving a documented spike in violence against women.  

But what are workplaces doing to address the issue? And is it really an issue for workplaces at all? The questions come on the back of a new myth-buster from Diversity Council Australia (DCA) and Our Watch.

The resource – timed to coincide with International Women’s Day – challenges the myth that domestic, family and intimate partner violence is not a workplace issue, despite Australian business losing a staggering $1.9 billion a year due to this ‘shadow pandemic’.

To read more click here

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccinations: Understanding your privacy obligations to your staff

The OAIC has out new privacy guidance intended to help entities[i] regulated by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act) to understand their obligations when collecting, using, storing, and disclosing employee health information related to the COVID-19 vaccine. It complements the OAIC COVID-19 Guidance for employers which provides more general information about employer’s privacy obligations in the context of the pandemic.

Privacy is only one of many factors to consider when asking employees whether they have received a COVID-19 vaccination (their ‘vaccination status’). Further information about COVID-19 vaccinations and the workplace is available from the Fair Work Ombudsman and Safe Work Australia. Read more here:


Kind regards

Elissa Molloy

CEO, The Research Society
+61 2 9566 3100