In December 2011 Naomi Stead presented an update on the Women, Work and Leadership research project to the Australian Institute of Architects National Council, supported by Julie Willis and Justine Clark. The presentation was very well received, with National Council expressing a clear commitment to the Australian Institute of Architects demonstrating leadership in gender equity issues in Australian architecture.

The presentation gives an overview of the current state of play in Australia, and outlines policy initiatives underway in other professions in Australia, and in architecture in other comparable countries. It shows a clear gap in Australian architecture and proposes a number of initiatives to address this.