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Women Have A Seat At The Treasury Board Tables

20 August 2018

The Andrews Labor Government has achieved gender equality targets on treasury boards, with women now making up 63 per cent of current board positions in the Treasurer’s portfolio.

Women now comprise 50 per cent of all Chair positions in the Treasurer’s portfolio.

Between March 2015 and June 2018, 52 per cent of all new Victorian Government board appointments were women. This increases the representation of women overall from 39 per cent to 53 per cent on all Victorian Government boards.

Beyond the boardroom, Victoria’s economy has also seen rising female participation rate in the labour market – contributing 74 per cent of the overall rise in Victoria’s participation rate since June 2014.

Increased educational attainment among women has been a particularly important contributor to the higher levels of workforce participation.

The proportion of Victorian women with a post-school qualification has increased to 64 per cent in 2016, from 51 per cent in 2006.

Quote attributable to Treasurer Tim Pallas

“We’ve acted to ensure women have a seat at the table and are part of the decision making for Victoria’s key economic and finance institutions.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins

“Quotas work – and our progress on women’s board leadership is a clear indicator of that.”

“An equal representation of women in leadership matters. Without it, we won’t change the attitudes and behaviours that see men as worth more than women.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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