Women in leadership
Leadership in women
Beyond pink-collar jobs for women and the social economy
Building on many data sources and country examples on women’s employment in the social and solidarity economy (SSE), this report analyses women’s employment in the SSE, explores challenges to gender equality in the SSE, and provides policy recommendations to recognise women’s work and leadership in...
Gender balance on Australian government boards: report 2021-22
This report is prepared annually by the Office for Women, and reports on the federal government’s performance against its gender diversity target. As of June 2022, women held a record 51.4 per cent of Australian government board positions, the highest overall result since reporting began...
2022 Women’s report card: an indicator report of Western Australian women’s progress
This publication presents fact-based information to raise awareness of the status of Western Australian women. It contributes to the evidence base which underpins actions to address the barriers to women’s progress and promote the benefits of greater gender equity.
Managing as a minister: how personal style and gender norms affect leadership in government
This guest paper reveals patterns in ministerial leadership styles that have profound impacts on the relationship between ministers and civil servants. The paper identifies two distinct styles of ministerial management and leadership of civil servants – and finds evidence that male and female ministers adopt...
Champions of Change Coalition: 2021 impact report
The fourth annual impact report presents the actions taken from data contributions from more than 180 Member organisations operating in Australia and internationally and it is understood to be one of the largest cross sector voluntary public disclosures on gender equality measures globally.
Gender balance on Australian government boards: report 2020-21
This report, prepared annually by the Australian Government Office for Women, outlines performance against the Australian Government’s target for gender balance on Australian Government boards. Since the 2019-20 report, there has been positive progress across all key indicators.
Mana wāhine: a history of Te Ohu Whakatupu
This document provides a history of the Ministry for Women (NZ) that primarily focuses on the story of Te Ohu Whakatupu, the Māori Women's policy unit established immediately after the foundation of the Ministry to serve the interests of wāhine Māori.
CEW senior executive census 2021
The CEW Senior Executive Census 2021 tracks annual progress of women’s representation in the executive leadership teams of the ASX300 and includes additional analyses around the use of gender diversity targets.
Gender Equity Insights 2021: making it a priority
This report uncovers further insights about effective initiatives to improve gender equality across Australia’s workplaces, by identifying the top performers who have consistently taken steps to improve gender equality outcomes over the last seven years.
Asserting the modern matriarchy
The purpose of this guide is to develop a comprehensive evidentiary foundation to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women’s cultural responsibilities, leadership aspirations and links to economic empowerment.
Revisiting the revolution: Whitlam and women
This video accompanies the Whitlam Legacy Paper "Revisiting the revolution: Whitlam and women", written by the late Susan Ryan AO.
Revisiting the revolution: Whitlam and women
This essay documents the remarkable achievements of trailblazing feminists involved in the Women’s Revolution of the ‘70s, alongside insights from emerging leaders from today’s feminist vanguard.
Gender balance on Australian government boards: report 2019-20
This report outlines the Australian government’s performance against its gender diversity target. The government is committed to a target of women holding 50 per cent of government board positions overall, and men and women each holding at least 40 per cent of positions on individual...
CEW ASX200 senior executive census 2020
Now in its fourth year, the CEW Census tracks the annual progress of female representation in the Executive Leadership Teams (ELTs) of Australia’s biggest public companies. This year's report finds that progress in the number of women reaching senior leadership positions in ASX200 companies has...
Gender Equity Insights 2020: delivering the business outcomes
The 2020 Gender Equity Insights report, the fifth report in this series, shows that more women at the top proves better for business. Profitability, performance and productivity increase under female leadership.
Missing out: understanding the female leadership gap in fundraising
The findings presented in this report highlight the experiences and identify strategies and mechanisms to help ensure that gender does not prevent talent from rising to the top jobs in the fundraising sector.
Widows and wives in Pacific politics: a reliable pathway for women?
Understanding women’s pathways to political leadership remains a critical area of academic and public policy focus in the Pacific.
She has a plan: the unique power of girls to lead change
The majority of girls want to take charge of their future and tackle the biggest issues facing them and all of us collectively, but sometimes lack confidence to step up. This research shows that young women and girls – if educated, supported and inspired by...
Gender Equality Monitor
The Gender Equality Monitor brings together a suite of indicators in a single place to monitor gender equality in the UK across five key areas.
Global review of diversity and inclusion in business innovation
This report reviews global efforts to drive diversity and inclusion in business innovation, examining Estonia, Finland, France, Israel, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, the UK and the USA.
Women in parliament
There appears to be a growing consensus across the political spectrum that the underrepresentation of women in Parliament needs to be addressed to ensure the ongoing legitimacy of the Australian political system. This Briefing Paper provides an analysis of the current situation for women in...
Gender balance on Australian government boards: report 2017-18
This report, prepared annually by the Office for Women, reports on the federal government’s performance against its gender diversity target.
Perceptions of women's representation in Pacific parliaments: the case of Niue
The concept of Temporary Special Measures (TSM) was introduced in the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women came into force in 1979. Besides Samoa the rest of the Pacific countries have been slow to adopt TSM, which may...
Backlash and buy-in: responding to the challenges in achieving gender equality
Senior leaders in business, government, education and community are calling on all employers to continue to improve the representation of women in leadership, address resistance and be prepared to engage with the range of responses to gender equality initiatives.
Better leadership, better world: women leading for the global goals
This report identifies six leadership competencies critical to successfully developing business opportunities in line with the Global Goals. Research highlighted in the report underscores that women in business can play a critical role in deploying these six competencies within more gender-balanced leadership teams.