Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services

Women on boards

The Toward Gender Parity: Women on Boards Initiative aims to address the lack of gender diversity on boards.

We have set gender equity targets for Queensland Government bodies to be achieved by 2020:

  • 50% cent of all new board appointees to Queensland Government bodies must be women, and 
  • 50% representation of women on the boards of Queensland Government bodies.

Research report

The Toward Gender Parity: Women on Boards initiative Research Report (PDF, 563 KB)has been prepared by Deloitte Access Economics.

This research report is the first step in a suite of activities aimed at increasing women’s representation on Government boards, and engaging with the private and not-for-profit sector to increase numbers of women on business and community boards.

Deloitte has an ongoing role to assist us to develop and implement the initiative.

Next steps

This initiative, delivered over the next 3 years, will include the following elements:

  • Gender parity action plans, designed to support boards and other key stakeholders (e.g. board recruiters) to implement plans to facilitate achievement of targets
  • Establishment/enhancement of mentoring schemes, in conjunction with relevant industry associations and networks, to facilitate progression of women into leadership positions, and;
  • Mechanisms to better connect women with education and training opportunities, to help them gain the relevant skills and capabilities to take board positions as they emerge.

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Toward gender parity: Women on Boards initiative research summary

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