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Women On Boards Pt. 4 – female representation on Australian Government Boards hits all time high of 38.4 per cent

And now for some good news:  there are more women on Australian Government boards than ever before and with terrific initiatives like BoardLinks and the board readiness checklist at AppointWomen it seems the only way is up!  The latest Gender Balance on Australian Government Boards Report 2011-2012 shows that as at 30 June 2012, women held 38.4 per cent of Government board appointments. This is up from 35.3 per cent in 2011, demonstrating sound progress towards the 40 per cent gender balance target.

The breakdown by department currently stands at:



To access the full 2012 Gender Balance on Australian Government Boards report, including details on initiatives aimed at increasing female participation on Government Boards, click here.

And if you’re one of the women currently serving on a Government Board – or you know someone who is – I’d love you to share your experience here on the blog on how you got there, how you’re finding it and any advise you have for others who are keen to follow in your footsteps!


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