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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

Member opportunity – Don River Improvement Trust

The Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, in conjunction with the Don River Improvement Trust, is seeking applications for a member passionate about protecting and improving rivers for the benefit of community members. The member will be required to participate in approximately four trust meetings held in Bowen each year and attend field/site/project inspections as required. The position is for a term of up to four years. Applications close Friday 23 August 2019.

Multiple member opportunities – Whitsunday Rivers Improvement Trust

The Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, in conjunction with the Whitsunday Rivers Improvement Trust, is seeking applications from members of the community for two member positions for a term of up to four years. Members will be required to attend approximately six meetings in Proserpine annually, and will be required to undertake other duties including collaborating with Trust staff, community groups, government and non-government agencies to plan and deliver projects. Applications close Friday 23 August 2019.

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.