The lack of gender diversity on boards in Queensland is being challenged under a State Government initiative launched at Parliament House in Brisbane today.
Minister for Women Shannon Fentiman today announced the Towards Gender Parity: Women on Boards Initiative to increase the number of women on Queensland Government boards.
The targets stipulate that 50 per cent of all new board appointees to Queensland Government bodies must be women and there must be 50 per cent representation of women on the boards of Queensland Government bodies.
The proportion of women on Queensland Government boards has risen from 31 per cent in mid-2015 to 40 per cent as of September, 2016.
Find out more information on the Toward Gender Parity: Women on Boards Initiative