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Gender Equality in Advertising Workplaces


This course is designed to build your understanding of the key concepts around gender inequality and its impact in advertising workplaces. It explores gender inequality, unconscious bias, and barriers and resistance to change, as well as tools and strategies to promote gender equality in the workplace.

Discounts apply for students, concession card holders and staff working in the following organisations, please email us to find out more:

  • Victorian Women’s Health Services
  • Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations

This training is part of shEqual, an initiative led by Women’s Health Victoria and funded by the Victorian Government. shEqual is the first coordinated effort in Australia to promote gender equality and address the drivers of violence against women in advertising through engaging agencies, brands, regulators, governments and the community. Visit the shEqual website for more information and how you get involved and impact change.

On completion of this course, you will have:

  • Increased understanding of gender inequality within the Australian workforce, the advertising industry and the case for gender equality
  • An increased understanding of the barriers to gender equality, including unconscious bias, the merit myth and common problems encountered
  • An introduction to the tools and strategies to achieve gender equality in the workplace.

Target audience

This course is suitable for senior leadership, managers and human resource staff working in the advertising industry, and anyone interested in leading change for gender equity in an advertising workplace. 

Time and assessment

This self-paced course consists of three modules and will take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete. It does not include an assessment but does require interactive engagement by participants through the training.

On completion of this training a Certificate of Completion will be issued.

Why do this course

Gender equality boosts productivity, innovation and performance in all industries. It improves workplace conditions and supports all employees to fully participate in the workforce and achieve their career aspirations.

If you are interested in hosting an interactive workshop version of this training within your organisation, please email training@whv.org.au