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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.

News and events

Gender parity achieved on Queensland Boards

Over the past four years, the Queensland Government has been committed to increasing the number of women on boards in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. The has assisted the Queensland Government to achieve 51 per cent representation of women on its Government bodies, a target the government set in July 2015 to be achieved by 2020. This is a significant outcome as diversity on boards provides clear economic and social benefits for Queensland. There are so many talented, skilled and experienced women in Queensland and we thank them for putting their hand up to be involved in decision-making for Queensland. The Queensland Government has developed a range of resources and information which is available to business and community organisations to support those seeking to achieve or sustain gender parity for their boards. 

 

Women on Boards with Advance Queensland Business and Innovation Reference Group members

Learn about what it is like being on a board from board members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Business and Innovation Reference Group.