Women on boards

The Queensland Government is committed to increasing the number of women on boards in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

Our research has shown that diversity of gender on boards provides financial, performance and social benefits.

A range of resources are available to assist in making a positive difference for gender parity in Queensland.


The Women on Boards initiative is about setting and achieving targets for gender board equity across Queensland boards.

Gender parity for my board

Find out how to compare your board performance, strategies to increase nominations for gender parity, and how to create an action plan.

Becoming board-ready

Whether you are aiming to sit on a public, private or not-for-profit board, there are some fundamental criteria that guide all board appointments. This section provides information and resources for women aspiring to become board members.


This section provides resources for women to become board ready, key decision-makers, board members and recruiters.

News and events

Read the latest news for Women on Boards and find out about career opportunities.


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