The research shows that we've come a long way, but there remains much to be done.
Two-thirds (64 per cent) of female respondents felt successful women didn't receive as much recognition as men and were more likely to experience self-doubt in three of the four areas we studied – work, social settings, and schooling, but less so in sports.
Two out of three men - 66 per cent - feel women have equal opportunities versus 44 per cent of women, while ensuring fair pay policies are in place was agreed by almost three quarters as a way to support women reach their goals.
Nearly three quarters of female (72 per cent) respondents attributed their successes in life to feeling supported, helping bridge the gap between the lack of opportunities 40 per cent of those surveyed felt they experienced in life compared with male counterparts.
Women ranked "hard work", "strong support" and "being encouraged" higher than men as key factors attributing to success.
The results highlight the powerful concept and a personal mantra of mine: "If you can see it, you can believe it".
If we can all "watch women win", the flow-on effect has the potential to inspire participation and achievement across sporting, social, and business endeavours, not to mention a shift in overall wellbeing, something ANZ has also committed to as an organisation – whether financial, physical or mental.
I consider myself extremely fortunate to have benefitted from these women as role models, along with other incredible women, including my mother, who became a solicitor of the High Court in the 1960s.
For me, it was important to see a woman achieve her goals – and all the lessons, failures, and obstacles that drove her toward them – because it imparted with me a "mental roadmap" for how my life might take shape, and where my future might take me.
It is women like my mum who were able to bestow on me their wisdom, guidance and support in my leadership journey.
I've also had men champion me at work and I am forever grateful for the support of my husband who continues to be a partner and cheerleader. Men, of course, have an equally important role to play in Watching Women Win.