Advocacy for Women

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

  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Measures to encouage organisations to adopt 40:40:20 targets for gender balanced boards
  • Equity in pay and retirement savings for women
     

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.

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.

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.

Committees and Coalitions

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