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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.

An introduction to governance course

This QCOSS Community Door eTraining course is available online for free. Complete the training and quiz, and download a certificate of completion.

Free Board Matching Service

Want to find a board member or seeking to get on a board? The Institute of Community Directors Australia facilitates a free Board Matching Service to help individuals, community groups and businesses make connections and build better boards.

The 100% Project report

The 100% Project has released a new report discussing quotas for women on boards and in other leadership roles. It identifies the strong evidence and notable success occurring within political and business arenas to support the implementation of quotas.

Is your feedback

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

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