Voice for Women

Women on Boards provides a strong advocacy voice across a range of major policy issues impacting women's capacity to lead.

  • The retention and enhancement of gender-based reporting on workforce statistics
  • Measures to encouage organisations to adopt 40:40:20 targets for gender balanced boards
  • Discrimination against women in the workplace
  • Equal pay and retirement savings for women
  • Paid Parental Leave and Child Care

Boardroom Diversity Index

The WOB Boardroom Diversity Index (BDI) was launched on International Women's Day in March 2010. It is the most comprehensive publicly available data measuring female participation on the boards of Australian organisations in the sectors listed below. The index components were selected because of their economic and social importance. The scarcity of women directors is a key aspect of the wider eco-nomic disadvantage experienced by women in the Australian workforce. In publishing the Boardroom Diversity Index, Women on Boards is seeking to alter the perspective of 'it just takes time' and provide practical strategies and resources for willing chairmen and their advisers to improve female participation on boards.

Committees and Coalitions

Women on Boards works with a range of organisations and informal groups to maximise its contribution to policy development.

Gender Balance in Global Sport

In 2014 Women on Boards authored the inaugural Gender Balance in Global Sport Report, which was subsequently updated in 2014. 

Gender lens on 2016-2017 budget

The National Foundation for Australian Women (NFAW) has conducted a careful, expert, non-partisan analysis of the 2016-2017 budget and made 50 recommendations across a range of policy areas – workplace relations, health, education, housing, domestic violence, taxation, superannuation and more, as well as some related to machinery of government and data.