Intersectionality

A WORK180 feature campaign

Intersectionality is a concept for understanding how different aspects of people’s identities can overlap to create compounding experiences of discrimination and privilege.

In a workplace setting, where an intersectional lens is not applied to different aspects of the employee experience, it can lead to some individuals feeling excluded, isolated, misrepresented, and ultimately disengaged.

About this campaign

Gender, sexual orientation, race, age, disabilities, religion, national origin –among many other people’s identities– impact the opportunities and experiences of women* and non-binary individuals, often underrepresented.

This campaign showcase great examples of where Endorsed Employers have considered a full cross-section of experiences and had a positive impact on women* and non-binary individuals who might otherwise have been left behind. 

  • LGBTQI+** voices
  • People with disabilities’ voices
  • Racially, Ethnically, or Linguistically diverse people’ voices
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Intersectionality by LGBTQI** voices

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Intersectionality and coming out at work safely, by LGBTQI+ voices

22 fearless women* share their experience of being a member of the LGBTQI+** community in the workplace. Read how their employers supported them to feel genuinely heard, secure, and respected.

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A guide to address intersectionality at work for LGBTQI+** women*

Women* members of the LGBTQI+** community share what they want and need from employers in order to feel supported and respected in the workplace. Share this guide to ignite the conversation about intersectionality at your organization. 

Intersectionality by women* with disabilities’ voices

Gender & disability: Intersectional best practice in the workplace

According to the World Health Organization, there are over 1 billion people living with disabilities worldwide. Further, there is a significant skew in the rates of employment for people with disability, with 52.8% of men with disability being employed, while only 19.6% of women are employed.

Despite most of these people being women, there is still a very limited understanding of the intersection of gender and disability. This article explores how marginalization can be magnified as a result of these different layers of identity, through the eyes of nine women living these experiences. 

 

WORK180 Intersectionality Campaign blog featuring women with disabilities thriving at the workplace

Featured Endorsed Employers

Accenture
Alstom
AARNet
Bain & Company
Bank of Queensland
BNY Mellon
Cisco
CityFibre
CommBank
Cummins
Deloitte
Downer
EY
J.P. Morgan
King
nbn™ Australia
Octopus
Philip Morris International
Stantec 
Southeastern Railway
Splunk
Thales
Thoughtworks Australia
Western Power 
Woolworths Group