The Latest Articles
A selection of our latest articles from 2019 to support your journey to and through the boardroom.
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Thousands of State and Federal Government Board and Committee roles are on offer every year - many via WOB. They are suited to the first time and more experienced directors.
Paid Parental Leave
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.
2018: WOB calls for 40:40 by 2020
Of the 15 sectors analysed only some state governments, the Federal Government, Not For Profits, Affordable Housing, some health boards and University boards made the 40% grade. WOB has advocated for a minimum of 40% of the under-represented gender to the target for all boards for at least 10 years. With the support of the mighty WOB network it has put thousands of women on boards
Key reports collated by Women on Boards since inception with the express intention of providing insightful resources for you during your career leadership and boardroom years.
Your Board Ready CV
Only for subscribers - all our great resources to support you to build your board CV.
Board Minutes: The ‘ounce of intrinsic merit or demerit’
The recently released ‘Joint statement on boards minutes’ by The Governance Institute and Australian Institute of Company Directors is a must read for all current and aspiring board members.
Based on TGI and AICD member feedback and a legal opinion from WOB member, Dominque Hogan-Doran SC, and Douglas Gration, the statement contains an excellent overview of the key principles of board minutes and what are essentially best practice recommendations.
The legal opinion is appended at the end of the document and contains references to major cases where the court reaffirmed the minutes as a true and accurate record of board decisions.
Great selection of tried and tested articles. Something for everyone in this selection.
Bain and Company Reports
Bain and Company have written numerous articles pertaining to gender parity. WOB have collated some of these for your review.
Lessons from the boardroom
Getting your first serious board role takes time and effort. Take time to read some of Q&A profiles with women who have achieved boardroom success to gain some insight, inspiration and support for your journey.
Thank you to all those who have contributed their stories - we are always looking for more.
Gender Balance in Global Sport
In 2014 Women on Boards authored the inaugural Gender Balance in Global Sport Report, which was subsequently updated in 2016.
In the Boardroom
Only for WOB Subscribers. Some high quality resources for women navigating their way to the boardroom.
Gender lens on the budget
Each year the National Foundation for Australian Women (NFAW) conducts a careful, expert, non-partisan analysis of the Federal Budget and 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.
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Sporting organisations exist from community to national level and span club sports in all desciplines and the 100+ National Sporting Organisations of which most are funded by the Australian Government.
Catalyst is a global nonprofit working with some of the world's most powerful CEOs and leading companies to build workplaces that work for women.
Catalyst helps organisations remove barriers and drive change with pioneering research, some of which WOB has provide for your review.
Lord Davies Reports
Lord Davies of Abersoch, a former British banker and Labour government minister and currently a non-executive chair has written a number of reports regarding the FTSE and women on these boards in efforts to achieve female parity.
Committees and Coalitions
Women on Boards works with a range of organisations and informal groups to maximise its contribution to policy development.
2012: Small increase in percentage of women on boards
There have been small, but encouraging, signs that the recent gains in the number of female directors on the boards of ASX200 companies are being matched in other key sectors in the economy, according to findings from the latest WOB Boardroom Diversity Index (BDI).