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Women on Boards

The Queensland Government is committed to increasing the number of women on boards in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

Our research has shown that diversity of gender on boards provides financial, performance and social benefits.

A range of resources are available to assist in making a positive difference for gender parity in Queensland.

Key insights

  1. Insight 1

    Achieving board gender parity will increase productivity in Queensland by $87 million.

  2. Insight 2

    High performing boards consist of both men and women, are committed to diversity, and are highly inclusive.

  3. Insight 3

    Board commitment needs to remove barriers to result in concrete action.

  4. Insight 4

    Courageous decision-makers who step up and actively challenge the status quo will be the drivers of change in Queensland.

Unleash your talent and accelerate your career with mentoring

My mentor: IGNITE is a 12-week female career development program, which starts in September. Results from the program include increased promotion rates and improved job satisfaction and engagement. Participants have also conquered many personal challenges. Find out how you can unleash your talent. Sign up by 31 August 2017.

Women on Boards: research report

The Toward Gender Parity: Women on Boards initiative Research Report has been prepared by Deloitte Access Economics. The 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.

Join a government board

There are more than 300 Queensland Government boards, committees and other bodies which play an important role in providing leadership, direction and advice. Find out where you can register for consideration for a Queensland Government board.

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Please submit your comments on the department's Compliments and Complaints section.

Please submit your comments on the Queensland Government website Contacts form.