Women on Boards - Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (Queensland Government)

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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.

GOC and Seqwater board appointments

The Queensland Government has announced a number of board appointments for government-owned-corporations and Seqwater, with 5 of the 8 new appointments being awarded to women.

Minister for Energy, Biofuels and Water Supply, Mark Bailey says “We have committed that 50% of all new board appointees on Queensland Government bodies will be represented by women and are pleased to have exceeded this target”.

QRRRWN Conference - 19 to 21 October (Emerald)

Join women from across Queensland for this year's three-day conference where you will hear from powerful speakers and can participate in a range of workshops focusing on mental health and wellbeing, leadership, food, and technology.

Directors' workshop—finding board positions: 30 November 2017

Work with—and hear from—experienced directors in this half-day workshop focusing on mapping out a personal plan to help you land a board position.

Ignite and Unite Women's Regional Business Breakfast

Register online to hear from—and network with—women providing robust and sustainable services across Queensland at a breakfast event on:

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