Women on Boards supports culturally diverse women to access board and leadership roles and has established a Cultural Diversity Working Group to progress action on this issue.
Women on Boards vision since 2006 has been: "To increase the number of women on boards and in leadership roles to achieve a gender balance of 40% women, 40% men and 20% of either, and/or other genders."
WOB supports the independent review of the Federal Budget completed each year by the National Foundation for Australian Women (NFAW) and its 36 subject matter experts. This non-partisan analysis of the Federal Budget makes 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 collection. In 2020, the work has taken a critical look at the impact of COVID and how economic stimulus is unevenly distributed when it comes to gender.
Women on Boards was part of the coalition of women that lobbied for universal Paid Parental Leave, which was introduced at 18 weeks paid at the national minimum wage on 1 January 2011. It defended the scheme against proposed changes under the Abbott Government in 2015 and in 2017 put forward a hybird model to the Government, based on a model of 26 weeks PPL.
In 2014 Women on Boards authored the inaugural Gender Balance in Global Sport Report, which was subsequently updated in 2016.
Women on Boards works with a range of organisations and informal groups to maximise its contribution to policy development.