Participation and leadership

The big issues

Queensland women entering the workforce can, and should, dream big. Women are now leaders and innovators across a vast range of industries, including healthcare, business, government, finance and community services. Women are also taking up roles in increasing numbers in traditionally male-dominated fields. It appears there is nothing stopping modern women — but the evidence shows this is not the case.

The big issues for women in participation and leadership are:

  • women’s access to male-dominated occupations and industries such as science, technology, engineering, mathematics, building, construction, mining and agriculture
  • access to flexible work arrangements for everyone
  • women’s workforce participation
  • women in leadership positions.

Addressing these big issues will help Queensland women realise their dreams and will benefit society in general. Organisations with gender balanced leadership show better financial performance, access the widest talent and skill pool available to them, and are more responsive to clients and broader stakeholders.

Snapshot of what government is doing

  • We are 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.
  • Implementing On Equal Footing: the Queensland Public Sector Gender Equity Strategy to ensure men and women have the same rights, opportunities and access to career success.
  • Delivering women’s leadership initiatives, including those to proactively increase the number of women on boards to achieve the Queensland Government’s 50% target by 2020.
  • Delivering the Advance Queensland Women’s Academic Fund to support the retention, development and progression of female researchers within Queensland-based universities and publicly funded research institutes or organisations.
  • Delivering the Queensland Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow – Home-based Business Program to help stay‑at‑home parents establish or grow home-based businesses, while keeping a healthy balance between work and family life.
  • Developing and implementing Queensland: an age–friendly community strategy to promote and support older women to be active and engaged in their community.
  • Developing and implementing a strategy to support young women and girls to achieve their full potential.

Actions and initiatives

The Queensland Women's Strategy proposed a range of actions that would progress gender equality in Queensland.

Commitments made by the Queensland Government, community and private sector partners to deliver on these proposals are listed below each proposed action.

  • Deliver the Towards Gender Parity: Women on Boards Initiative to increase women's representation on government bodies to achieve the gender equality target of 50 per cent, as well as working with the community and corporate sector to increase women's leadership within their organisations and businesses
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 1 - Laying the foundations, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Child Safety, Youth and Women
  • Continue to implement a 50/50 gender equity recruitment target for all new police academy intakes to work towards gender equality in the Queensland Police Service, as part of the QPS Inclusion and Diversity Strategy, including implementing a 'That could be me' recruitment strategy targeting women
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 1 - Laying the foundations, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameQueensland Police Service
  • Promote and participate in the 5050Vision – Council for Gender Equity Program, a national awards and accreditation program for local governments, to encourage councils across Australia to address gender equity issues within the organisation and among their elected representatives
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 1 - Laying the foundations, Status: Completed, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameAustralian Local Government Women’s Association Queensland
  • Engage with corporate organisations to improve gender diversity and equality in the workplace through various programs and strategic consulting, such as the Workplace Gender Certification Scheme that works with organisations to review, evaluate, recommend improvements and certify an organisation as gender safe and progressive
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 1 - Laying the foundations, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameOne Woman Project
  • Implement Barrister’s Equitable Briefing Policy, a whole-of-government policy with focus on gender equity for barristers undertaking legal work for Queensland Government departments
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Completed, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Justice and Attorney-General
  • Delivering a range of supports for parents and expecting mums including:
    * offering female scientists with at least one child below high-school age an annual lump sum payment of $10,000
    * reserved a number of places at a nearby childcare centre for children under the age of two
    * providing parking for pregnant women in their final month before maternity leave.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameQIMR Berghofer
  • Increase women within fire and emergency services roles through the delivery of a whole-of-QFES attraction strategy with a diversity focus, particularly aimed at increasing interest of females for operational roles.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 1 - Laying the foundations, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameQueensland Fire and Emergency Services
  • Celebrate International Women's Day through the delivery of an event for members of Public Safety Portfolio agencies that promotes gender parity and celebrates the contribution women make to the emergency services. Includes guest speakers, workshops and awards.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameQueensland Fire and Emergency Services
  • Deliver the Queensland Women in Fire and Emergency Services Awards
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameQueensland Fire and Emergency Services
  • Deliver the annual event Smash the Ceiling: Women in Parliament encouraging and supporting young women to be involved in politics.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation name: Commonwealth Women in Parliament,YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament, Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women
  • Deliver the ElevateHER program with an aim to disrupt entrenched gender role beliefs, in both men and women, and encourage, enable and support women into leadership roles, to address the gender imbalance at the decision-making tables so that women have more choices and opportunities to both live a successful life and fully contribute to their communities.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: New, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameVital Leaders Pty Ltd
  • Increase female participation in the workplace, with a particular focus on ensuring mothers returning to work stay connected and are supported in the workplace. This includes greater participation by men in parenting, caring and domestic responsibilities and encourage men to take parental leave. Initiatives designed to support parents and carers who are employed by the Queensland Government include Parents Networks and keeping in touch (on parental leave) mechanisms, child care referral services and aged care referral services, and homework clubs.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 1 - Laying the foundations, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameall Queensland Government agencies
  • Continue to use targeted talent pipelines to support women in leadership, undertake unconscious bias training for recruitment and selection and showcase flexible work success stories from across the Queensland Government, including in the Senior Executive ServiceEncourage participation in 'Join the conversation', a targeted internal engagement program to engage staff and challenge traditional mindsets relating to gender roles and flexibility, diversity and inclusion
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 1 - Laying the foundations, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameall Queensland Government agencies
  • Use housing related procurement contracts to increase the representation of women in the workforce and support social enterprises that support women in business.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 1 - Laying the foundations, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Housing and Public Works
  • Implement the Stride project, a personal development weekend to empower recently arrived young migrant women aged 17-24 through a range of activities to allow participants to imagine their future career in a global economy and start a social and professional network via connecting and learning from youth mentors who are established young women within Australia.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 1 - Laying the foundations, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameYouth Without BordersMulticultural Development Australia
  • Offer bursaries to women who are participating in tertiary education to assist with their studies (26 winners receiving $1,000 in 2016), funded by individuals, government agencies and National Council of Women Queensland
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 1 - Laying the foundations, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameNational Council of Women Queensland
  • Implement flexible work arrangements to enhance and support the ways that women can work at the organisation, noting that 84 per cent of employees currently access some form of flexible work arrangements
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 1 - Laying the foundations, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameSuncorp Group
  • Provide the Parents and Carers Portal, an information hub that provides employees with caring responsibilities with information, materials and resources to support parents and carers including a forum where parents and carers across the organisation can connect
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 1 - Laying the foundations, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameSuncorp Group
  • Deliver WORK180 Better Ways of Working Meet-Ups’ to connect and support women who want to pursue rewarding careers, with ticket sales going to worthy causes such as UN Women and One Woman Project
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 1 - Laying the foundations, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameWork180
  • Continue to implement Skilling Queenslanders for Work, which includes 'women re-entering the workforce’ as a key target group in 2016-17
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Employment, Small Business and Training
  • Deliver the Women’s Academic Fund to support female researchers in STEM areas within Queensland based universities and other publicly funded research organisations
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Environment and Science
  • Conduct a Women in STEM event to increase participation and leadership of women in these fields
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Child Safety, Youth and WomenOffice of the Queensland Chief Scientist
  • Implement the Queensland Public Sector Gender Equity Strategy 2015-2020 with a particular focus on traditionally male dominated industries, such as police and emergency services, to challenge myths and assumptions to ensure both men and women enjoy the same opportunities; to remove obstacles such as limited access to flexible working arrangements and unconscious bias; and to create workplaces where both women and men thrive
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation namePublic Service Commissionall Queensland Government agencies
  • Implement the Queensland Public Sector Gender Equity Strategy 2015-2020 with a particular focus on traditionally male dominated industries to challenge myths and assumptions to ensure both men and women enjoy the same opportunities; to remove obstacles such as limited access to flexible working arrangements and unconscious bias; and to create workplaces where both women and men thrive
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 1 - Laying the foundations, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation namePublic Service Commission
  • Delivering a range of supports for parents and expecting mums including:
    * offering female scientists with at least one child below high-school age an annual lump sum payment of $10,000
    * reserved a number of places at a nearby childcare centre for children under the age of two
    * providing parking for pregnant women in their final month before maternity leave.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameQIMR Berghofer
  • Deliver the Fostering Executive Women program to support, connect and challenge women in business to take the next steps towards achieving their professional goals.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameQueensland University of Technology
  • Ensure that female business owners are supported, encouraged and recognised under the Advancing Small Business Queensland Strategy 2016-20 (the Strategy). Women will be encouraged to start and grow businesses through a range of programs, industry partnerships, events, networking opportunities, grants, mentoring and skills programs.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Employment, Small Business and Training
  • Deliver the online HER Platform which is all about connection and collaboration, it’s a platform of hope, empowerment and respect. With no topic too small for exploration: from self-care to self-harm, from depression to gratitude, from eating disorder to self-love, from loneliness to connection.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: New, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameThe Centre for Women & Co Ltd
  • Deliver the Towards Gender Parity: Women on Boards Initiative to increase women's representation on government bodies to achieve the gender equality target of 50 per cent, as well as working with the community and corporate sector to increase women's leadership within their organisations and businesses
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 1 - Laying the foundations, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Child Safety, Youth and Women
  • Deliver a range of programs, policies and plans to support women’s leadership development and succession within the organisation including the Accelerate Development Program, talent and succession planning, mentoring programs, internal and external communications to raise the profile of women in leadership and specialist roles, a Women in Leadership Network, and a Female Sponsorship program
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 1 - Laying the foundations, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameSuncorp Group
  • Deliver social media campaigns such as Leaders for Gender Diversity, engaging senior leaders as champions
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 1 - Laying the foundations, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameWork180
  • Host ‘Creators of Change’, a quarterly forum that invite guest speakers, showcase women who are leaders in their field and provide forum for discussion about the issues that are barriers to women achieving their full potential
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 1 - Laying the foundations, Status: Completed, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameNational Council of Women Queensland
  • Support the leadership development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls, particularly those in remote communities, through activities including:
    • ongoing work with the women of Aurukun to expose them to women leaders from outside the community and supporting opportunities for their leadership development
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
  • Provide secretariat and organisational support to the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation Rural Women’s Award program,  which awards bursaries of $10,000 to a winner from each state and territory.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Agriculture and Fisheries
  • Fund industry partners such as the Local Government Association of Queensland and the Local Government Managers Association to provide professional development opportunities for female local government employees
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Completed, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs
  • Award bursaries for professional development to women in local government
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Completed, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs
  • Provide sponsorship to the Australian Local Government Women's Association (Qld) to provide assistance to female Councillors from remote, rural or Indigenous local government areas to attend the annual ALGWA conference
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Completed, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs
  • Deliver the Strong Women Leadership Awards to recognise women from rural, regional and remote communities showing leadership in professional, business and community sectors
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameQueensland Rural, Regional and Remote Women's Network
  • Hold an annual leadership and educational conference for women and girls in rural, regional and remote communities; and offer conference bursaries in partnership with community organisations to provide the winner an opportunity to attend training and networking opportunities
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameQueensland Rural, Regional and Remote Women's Network
  • Implement a webinar campaign to facilitate women in rural, regional and remote communities to access personal and professional development, networking and educational seminars
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameQueensland Rural, Regional and Remote Women's Network
  • Provide annual events/campaigns and workshops that focus on developing women’s leadership, capacity and connections within rural, regional and remote areas, which include: EKKA High Tea, A Time for Giving fundraising event, Strong Women Strong Communities workshops, and Outback Women of the West workshop
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameQueensland Rural, Regional and Remote Women's Network
  • Build gender diversity in senior management through education, media campaigns, networking events and ensuring regional representation
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameAustralian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Delivering a range of supports for parents and expecting mums including:
    * offering female scientists with at least one child below high-school age an annual lump sum payment of $10,000
    * reserved a number of places at a nearby childcare centre for children under the age of two
    * providing parking for pregnant women in their final month before maternity leave.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameQIMR Berghofer
  • Deliver the Fostering Executive Women program to support, connect and challenge women in business to take the next steps towards achieving their professional goals.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameQueensland University of Technology
  • Deliver the Women in School Leadership: a professional development program aimed at building leadership skills and increasing representation of women in school leadership positions.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Education
  • Celebrate International Women's Day through the delivery of an event for members of Public Safety Portfolio agencies that promotes gender parity and celebrates the contribution women make to the emergency services. Includes guest speakers, workshops and awards.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameQueensland Fire and Emergency Services
  • Deliver the Queensland Women in Fire and Emergency Services Awards
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameQueensland Fire and Emergency Services
  • Provide a three day Zonta Conference 2019 from 6 - 8 September 2019 to discuss leadership, advocacy, women in STEM, rights of indigenous women and empowerment. The conference is open to Zonta members from across Australia and New Zealand and the general public.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameZonta International
  • Building on the WOW Celebrating the Women of the Commonwealth event in 2018, the WOW Australia 2020 festival will celebrate the achievements of women and girls locally, nationally and internationally. The festival will also discuss the barriers that prevent women and girls from reaching their full potential, and build networks of women from all backgrounds and cultures to create change. Further WOW Australia festivals will be held in 2021 and 2022.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameOf One Mind
  • Develop key partnerships with external organisations such as Chief Executive Women and National Association of Women in Operations to support female development in both leadership and operational capabilities
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: New, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameAurizon
  • Deliver the Back to Work - Regional Employment Package to support improved employment opportunities in regional Queensland, including for women
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Employment, Small Business and Training
  • Fund local government employees and elected representatives to participate in the Diploma of Local Government with focus on women (72% of 168 local government employees in the past two years)
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Completed, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs
  • Continue to implement Skilling Queenslanders for Work, which includes 'women re-entering the workforce’ as a key target group in 2016-17
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Employment, Small Business and Training
  • Building on the WOW Celebrating the Women of the Commonwealth event in 2018, the WOW Australia 2020 festival will celebrate the achievements of women and girls locally, nationally and internationally. The festival will also discuss the barriers that prevent women and girls from reaching their full potential, and build networks of women from all backgrounds and cultures to create change. Further WOW Australia festivals will be held in 2021 and 2022.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameOf One Mind
  • Commission a research project into entrepreneurship among older people (including women) and what their support needs are
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Completed, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors
  • Implement initiatives aimed at increasing entrepreneurship by women including through programs such as Small Business Entrepreneurs and by increasing the number of women mentors involved in the Mentoring for Growth program, as part of the Advancing Small Business Queensland Strategy
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Employment, Small Business and Training
  • Hold Mums and Bubs, an event to bring together mothers who want to continue to network within their industry of technology and science and potentially look at start-up business opportunities to run from home
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Completed, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameWomen in Technology Inc.
  • Addressing gender equality by encouraging consumers (business, community, government and individuals) to choose female led brands to help create gender equality.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 1 - Laying the foundations, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameFemeconomy
  • Support Queensland Female Founders to start and grow their business as well as remain connected to their industries.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of State Development, Tourism and InnovationDepartment of Regional Development and Manufacturing
  • Enable and guide the start-up and growth of women-owned businesses and community ventures in rural, regional and remote Queensland. The WiRE program helps remove proven or perceived barriers of rural, regional and remote women and increase their likelihood of success significantly by providing them with access to mentors, expert advice, support and knowledge networks, capacity building programs and access to new markets.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 3 - Embedding sustained transformation, Status: New, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameUniversity of Southern Queensland
  • Commission a research project into entrepreneurship among older people (including women) and what their support needs are
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Completed, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors
  • Implement initiatives aimed at increasing entrepreneurship by women including through programs such as Small Business Entrepreneurs and by increasing the number of women mentors involved in the Mentoring for Growth program, as part of the Advancing Small Business Queensland Strategy
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Employment, Small Business and Training
  • Hold Mums and Bubs, an event to bring together mothers who want to continue to network within their industry of technology and science and potentially look at start-up business opportunities to run from home
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Completed, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameWomen in Technology Inc.
  • Showcase inspiring female Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders and their success stories through:
    • delivering Indigenous Women Business Owner workshop in Cairns
    • online promotion of Indigenous business women and those in non-traditional fields
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Completed, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
  • Ensure that female business owners are supported, encouraged and recognised under the Advancing Small Business Queensland Strategy 2016-20 (the Strategy). Women will be encouraged to start and grow businesses through a range of programs, industry partnerships, events, networking opportunities, grants, mentoring and skills programs.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Employment, Small Business and Training
  • Addressing gender equality by encouraging consumers (business, community, government and individuals) to choose female led brands to help create gender equality.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 1 - Laying the foundations, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameFemeconomy
  • Support Queensland Female Founders to start and grow their business as well as remain connected to their industries.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of State Development, Tourism and InnovationDepartment of Regional Development and Manufacturing
  • Enable and guide the start-up and growth of women-owned businesses and community ventures in rural, regional and remote Queensland. The WiRE program helps remove proven or perceived barriers of rural, regional and remote women and increase their likelihood of success significantly by providing them with access to mentors, expert advice, support and knowledge networks, capacity building programs and access to new markets.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 3 - Embedding sustained transformation, Status: New, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameUniversity of Southern Queensland
  • Deliver the Women’s Academic Fund to support female researchers in STEM areas within Queensland based universities and other publicly funded research organisations
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Environment and Science
  • Conduct a Women in STEM event to increase participation and leadership of women in these fields
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Child Safety, Youth and WomenOffice of the Queensland Chief Scientist
  • Hold STEM Girl Power Camps, targeting mid-high school girls from state schools across Queensland, providing opportunities to attend World Science Festival events, meet state and international female scientists and undertake practical science experiences such as laboratory experiments. Regional STEM champions support both camp applicants and participants to act as STEM ambassadors and devise and implement strategies to encourage girls in their own schools and regions to engage in STEM education and careers.Regional STEM champions' work includes strategies aimed at building teacher capability especially in implementing Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies, and increasing student participation in STEM with a particular focus on girls and Indigenous students. STEM champions will also support schools as they implement initiatives under Advancing STEM in Queensland state primary schools.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Education
  • Engage with high schools and early tertiary through school based traineeships, encouraging work experience and continuing DAF focus on graduate programs and workforce planning / succession planning.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Agriculture and Fisheries
  • Develop educational materials for career advisors, supporting the department’s implementation of the relevant action in all future roadmaps, with gender considerations as a key component
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Completed, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning
  • Deliver, promote and engage women in mentoring programs, including those particularly focused on STEM, building and construction
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government; Community partner, Organisation nameDepartment of Child Safety, Youth and WomenDepartment of Environment and ScienceQueensland Resources CouncilBHP BillitonYWCA QueenslandWomen in Technology Inc.AurizonNational Association of Women in Construction Queensland
  • Deliver a range of programs, workshops, events and awards that support the development and employment of women in technology, including:
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameWomen in Technology Inc.
  • Deliver the annual Aurizon Women’s Conference, a full day conference focused on business and professional development as well as a networking opportunity for 400 Aurizon females from all Aurizon locations.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameAurizon
  • Deliver the Women of Substance program to provide a space where professional women can connect with students to educate, inform and inspire them. Young women receive advice regarding career development.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameGirl Guides Queensland
  • Deliver the Fostering Executive Women program to support, connect and challenge women in business to take the next steps towards achieving their professional goals.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameQueensland University of Technology
  • Deliver the STEMconnect, a high school mentoring program delivered by Robogals. The program is to empower and create a community for students to continue science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) throughout their studies and their transition to university.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Completed, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameRobogals Brisbane
  • Provide a three day Zonta Conference 2019 from 6 - 8 September 2019 to discuss leadership, advocacy, women in STEM, rights of indigenous women and empowerment. The conference is open to Zonta members from across Australia and New Zealand and the general public.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameZonta International
  • Provide a mentoring program for girls in QMEA schools to encourage girls to enter STEM and trade careers with a view to better retention in those occupations.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameQueensland Resources Council
  • Host the SuperDaughter Day. The event is hosted in capital cities throughout Australia and New Zealand, with the aim of encouraging girls aged 5-12 years to explore the exciting world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). The girls participate in a wide range of hands-on activities and meet inspiring female role models from the tech industry, all in a fun and engaging environment.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: New, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameWork180
  • Work with National Association of Women in Construction and other stakeholders to continue to promote Qbuild apprenticeship opportunities for females.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 3 - Embedding sustained transformation, Status: New, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Housing and Public Works
  • Implement the Queensland Public Sector Gender Equity Strategy 2015-2020 with a particular focus on traditionally male dominated industries, such as police and emergency services, to challenge myths and assumptions to ensure both men and women enjoy the same opportunities; to remove obstacles such as limited access to flexible working arrangements and unconscious bias; and to create workplaces where both women and men thrive
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation namePublic Service Commissionall Queensland Government agencies
  • Deliver unconscious bias training to all management staff to create awareness of unconscious bias and ways to counteract that bias.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameSuncorp Group
  • Implement diversity in recruitment, having at least one female on interview shortlists for all leadership roles
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameSuncorp Group
  • Implement Barrister’s Equitable Briefing Policy, a whole-of-government policy with focus on gender equity for barristers undertaking legal work for Queensland Government departments
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Completed, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Justice and Attorney-General
  • Implement the Queensland Public Sector Gender Equity Strategy 2015-2020 with a particular focus on traditionally male dominated industries to challenge myths and assumptions to ensure both men and women enjoy the same opportunities; to remove obstacles such as limited access to flexible working arrangements and unconscious bias; and to create workplaces where both women and men thrive
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 1 - Laying the foundations, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation namePublic Service Commission
  • Deliver the Women in School Leadership: a professional development program aimed at building leadership skills and increasing representation of women in school leadership positions.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Education
  • Connect young women with successful women in leadership positions through a leadership and mentoring network
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameAmica
  • Facilitate a quarterly Women’s Hosting Series to bring women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds together regularly to build their leadership skills and offer opportunities for mentorship and networking.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation name: Access Community Services Ltd
  • Help migrant women through the Migrant Women Support Program in Mackay to achieve the required score in the IELTS test to obtain citizenship or enrol into tertiary studies. The program aims to improve their English skills to be able to become part of the community, raise awareness of and provide education programs targeting girls, their mothers or mentors. The focus is on health, confidence and self-esteem to improve support for women experiencing mental health conditions.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameMackay Baptist Church
  • Deliver the ElevateHER program with an aim to disrupt entrenched gender role beliefs, in both men and women, and encourage, enable and support women into leadership roles, to address the gender imbalance at the decision-making tables so that women have more choices and opportunities to both live a successful life and fully contribute to their communities.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: New, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameVital Leaders Pty Ltd
  • Provide a rigorous survey to organisations to measure how they are tracking in relation to everyday sexism, through The Centre for Justice, Queensland University of Technology. The survey is focused on collecting experiential data on a range of sexist behaviours (by men and women) in the workplace, including organisational and bystander responses to everyday sexism.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 3 - Embedding sustained transformation, Status: New, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameQueensland University of Technology
  • Showcase inspiring female Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders and their success stories through:
    • delivering Indigenous Women Business Owner workshop in Cairns
    • online promotion of Indigenous business women and those in non-traditional fields
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Completed, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
  • Support the leadership development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls, particularly those in remote communities, through activities including:
    • ongoing work with the women of Aurukun to expose them to women leaders from outside the community and supporting opportunities for their leadership development
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
  • Implement initiatives under the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workforce Strategic Framework 2016-2026, including opportunities to increase gender equality
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameQueensland Health
  • Facilitate recruitment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cadetship Pathway, consistent with the recruitment directive
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameQueensland Police Service
  • Deliver the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Capability Action Plan 2017 – 2020, which includes effective engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as a key component
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
  • Work with a number of organisations to implement programs for Indigenous girls in Years 7 to 12. The primary objective of each program is to provide targeted engagement incentives to encourage young Indigenous women to remain in school and actively engage in education until completion of Year 12.Indigenous girls programs are being implemented by:
    • Stars Foundation;
    • Brisbane Broncos;
    • Netball Queensland; and
    • Role Models Leaders Australia.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Education
  • Deliver a PAWS & WOW Women of Worth Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Refugee women personal leadership program taking them through a process of healing and empowerment to become positive role models for future generations.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation name: Access Community Services Ltd
  • Work together to establish a Queensland Indigenous Womens Rangers Network (QIWRN). The network provides a forum for women rangers to share their experiences, ideas and information. To provide support and advice to enable connections for women in remote and isolated communities acknowledging language, culture and looking after country. ‘Language, culture, looking after country – all of these things are our people – our women.’
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 3 - Embedding sustained transformation, Status: New, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameQueensland Indigenous Womens Rangers Network
  • Empowering Indigenous Australian women through the Morning Sky Project. The aim is to transform the lives of participants by unleashing their economic potential, which in turn will help to drive social and economic change in the lives of their families and communities. A range of culturally appropriate supports are provided including business mentoring and leadership development.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 3 - Embedding sustained transformation, Status: New, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameMurawin
  • South East Queensland Women’s Re-entry Service – develop a gender specific women’s re-entry service for female prisoners existing correctional facilities in South East Queensland, with a focus on housing, parenting, relationship safety, mental health and substance abuse.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameQueensland Corrective Services
  • Implement a range of initiatives to support women in prison for building self-esteem, rehabilitation, giving back to the community, realising their potential and transitioning from prison into the community, including engaging female prisoners to:
    • repurpose law enforcement and emergency services uniforms into clothes for children in need through a partnership with Uniform 4 Kids
    • use their sewing, knitting and crochet skills to create fun hats/caps for children receiving medical treatment, including chemotherapy
    • participate in an fundraising activity together with the staff to support a community organisation Anuha
    • participate in weekly half-day play groups 'Play to Learn' with Shine for Kids to learn good parenting protocols and maintain bonds with their children
    • participate in a butterfly breeding program that supplied the butterfly chrysalises to a number of childcare centres, preschools and schools around the community to facilitate learning
    • participate in the Shakespeare Prison Project to explore anger, vulnerability and communication and develop confidence and social life skills and reduce reoffending
    • participate in The Pups in Prison program that assigns female prisoners with a dog to train and provide care for about eight months
    • contribute to a productive working relationship between the Southern Queensland Correctional Centre and Lockyer Valley Regional Council by producing handcrafted picture frames for Lockyer Valley Australia Day Award recipients and attending an International Women's Day High Tea.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: New, Lead sector: Government; Community partner, Organisation nameQueensland Corrective ServicesChildren's Hospital FoundationShine for KidsQueensland Shakespeare EnsembleAssistance Dogs Australia
  • Deliver a range of programs, policies and plans to support women’s leadership development and succession within the organisation including the Accelerate Development Program, talent and succession planning, mentoring programs, internal and external communications to raise the profile of women in leadership and specialist roles, a Women in Leadership Network, and a Female Sponsorship program
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 1 - Laying the foundations, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameSuncorp Group
  • Deliver social media campaigns such as Leaders for Gender Diversity, engaging senior leaders as champions
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 1 - Laying the foundations, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameWork180
  • Host ‘Creators of Change’, a quarterly forum that invite guest speakers, showcase women who are leaders in their field and provide forum for discussion about the issues that are barriers to women achieving their full potential
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 1 - Laying the foundations, Status: Completed, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameNational Council of Women Queensland
  • Provide secretariat and organisational support to the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation Rural Women’s Award program,  which awards bursaries of $10,000 to a winner from each state and territory.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Agriculture and Fisheries
  • Fund industry partners such as the Local Government Association of Queensland and the Local Government Managers Association to provide professional development opportunities for female local government employees
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Completed, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs
  • Award bursaries for professional development to women in local government
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Completed, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs
  • Provide sponsorship to the Australian Local Government Women's Association (Qld) to provide assistance to female Councillors from remote, rural or Indigenous local government areas to attend the annual ALGWA conference
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Completed, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs
  • Deliver the Strong Women Leadership Awards to recognise women from rural, regional and remote communities showing leadership in professional, business and community sectors
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameQueensland Rural, Regional and Remote Women's Network
  • Hold an annual leadership and educational conference for women and girls in rural, regional and remote communities; and offer conference bursaries in partnership with community organisations to provide the winner an opportunity to attend training and networking opportunities
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameQueensland Rural, Regional and Remote Women's Network
  • Implement a webinar campaign to facilitate women in rural, regional and remote communities to access personal and professional development, networking and educational seminars
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameQueensland Rural, Regional and Remote Women's Network
  • Provide annual events/campaigns and workshops that focus on developing women’s leadership, capacity and connections within rural, regional and remote areas, which include: EKKA High Tea, A Time for Giving fundraising event, Strong Women Strong Communities workshops, and Outback Women of the West workshop
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameQueensland Rural, Regional and Remote Women's Network
  • Build gender diversity in senior management through education, media campaigns, networking events and ensuring regional representation
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameAustralian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Deliver the Women of Substance program to provide a space where professional women can connect with students to educate, inform and inspire them. Young women receive advice regarding career development.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameGirl Guides Queensland
  • Delivering a range of supports for parents and expecting mums including:
    * offering female scientists with at least one child below high-school age an annual lump sum payment of $10,000
    * reserved a number of places at a nearby childcare centre for children under the age of two
    * providing parking for pregnant women in their final month before maternity leave.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameQIMR Berghofer
  • Deliver the Fostering Executive Women program to support, connect and challenge women in business to take the next steps towards achieving their professional goals.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameQueensland University of Technology
  • Connect young women with successful women in leadership positions through a leadership and mentoring network
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameAmica
  • Deliver the annual event Smash the Ceiling: Women in Parliament encouraging and supporting young women to be involved in politics.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation name: Commonwealth Women in Parliament,YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament, Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women
  • Provide a three day Zonta Conference 2019 from 6 - 8 September 2019 to discuss leadership, advocacy, women in STEM, rights of indigenous women and empowerment. The conference is open to Zonta members from across Australia and New Zealand and the general public.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameZonta International
  • Deliver the Towards Gender Parity: Women on Boards Initiative to increase women's representation on government bodies to achieve the gender equality target of 50 per cent, as well as working with the community and corporate sector to increase women's leadership within their organisations and businesses
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 1 - Laying the foundations, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Child Safety, Youth and Women
  • Deliver a range of programs, policies and plans to support women’s leadership development and succession within the organisation including the Accelerate Development Program, talent and succession planning, mentoring programs, internal and external communications to raise the profile of women in leadership and specialist roles, a Women in Leadership Network, and a Female Sponsorship program
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 1 - Laying the foundations, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameSuncorp Group
  • Deliver social media campaigns such as Leaders for Gender Diversity, engaging senior leaders as champions
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 1 - Laying the foundations, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameWork180
  • Host ‘Creators of Change’, a quarterly forum that invite guest speakers, showcase women who are leaders in their field and provide forum for discussion about the issues that are barriers to women achieving their full potential
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 1 - Laying the foundations, Status: Completed, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameNational Council of Women Queensland
  • Support the leadership development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls, particularly those in remote communities, through activities including:
    • ongoing work with the women of Aurukun to expose them to women leaders from outside the community and supporting opportunities for their leadership development
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
  • Provide secretariat and organisational support to the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation Rural Women’s Award program,  which awards bursaries of $10,000 to a winner from each state and territory.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Agriculture and Fisheries
  • Fund industry partners such as the Local Government Association of Queensland and the Local Government Managers Association to provide professional development opportunities for female local government employees
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Completed, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs
  • Award bursaries for professional development to women in local government
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Completed, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs
  • Provide sponsorship to the Australian Local Government Women's Association (Qld) to provide assistance to female Councillors from remote, rural or Indigenous local government areas to attend the annual ALGWA conference
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Completed, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs
  • Deliver the Strong Women Leadership Awards to recognise women from rural, regional and remote communities showing leadership in professional, business and community sectors
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameQueensland Rural, Regional and Remote Women's Network
  • Hold an annual leadership and educational conference for women and girls in rural, regional and remote communities; and offer conference bursaries in partnership with community organisations to provide the winner an opportunity to attend training and networking opportunities
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameQueensland Rural, Regional and Remote Women's Network
  • Implement a webinar campaign to facilitate women in rural, regional and remote communities to access personal and professional development, networking and educational seminars
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameQueensland Rural, Regional and Remote Women's Network
  • Provide annual events/campaigns and workshops that focus on developing women’s leadership, capacity and connections within rural, regional and remote areas, which include: EKKA High Tea, A Time for Giving fundraising event, Strong Women Strong Communities workshops, and Outback Women of the West workshop
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameQueensland Rural, Regional and Remote Women's Network
  • Build gender diversity in senior management through education, media campaigns, networking events and ensuring regional representation
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameAustralian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Delivering a range of supports for parents and expecting mums including:
    * offering female scientists with at least one child below high-school age an annual lump sum payment of $10,000
    * reserved a number of places at a nearby childcare centre for children under the age of two
    * providing parking for pregnant women in their final month before maternity leave.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameQIMR Berghofer
  • Deliver the Fostering Executive Women program to support, connect and challenge women in business to take the next steps towards achieving their professional goals.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameQueensland University of Technology
  • Deliver the Women in School Leadership: a professional development program aimed at building leadership skills and increasing representation of women in school leadership positions.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Education
  • Celebrate International Women's Day through the delivery of an event for members of Public Safety Portfolio agencies that promotes gender parity and celebrates the contribution women make to the emergency services. Includes guest speakers, workshops and awards.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameQueensland Fire and Emergency Services
  • Deliver the Queensland Women in Fire and Emergency Services Awards
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameQueensland Fire and Emergency Services
  • Provide a three day Zonta Conference 2019 from 6 - 8 September 2019 to discuss leadership, advocacy, women in STEM, rights of indigenous women and empowerment. The conference is open to Zonta members from across Australia and New Zealand and the general public.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameZonta International
  • Building on the WOW Celebrating the Women of the Commonwealth event in 2018, the WOW Australia 2020 festival will celebrate the achievements of women and girls locally, nationally and internationally. The festival will also discuss the barriers that prevent women and girls from reaching their full potential, and build networks of women from all backgrounds and cultures to create change. Further WOW Australia festivals will be held in 2021 and 2022.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameOf One Mind
  • Develop key partnerships with external organisations such as Chief Executive Women and National Association of Women in Operations to support female development in both leadership and operational capabilities
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: New, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameAurizon
  • Implement the Stride project, a personal development weekend to empower recently arrived young migrant women aged 17-24 through a range of activities to allow participants to imagine their future career in a global economy and start a social and professional network via connecting and learning from youth mentors who are established young women within Australia.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 1 - Laying the foundations, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameYouth Without BordersMulticultural Development Australia
  • Deliver the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Capability Action Plan 2017 – 2020, which includes effective engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as a key component
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
  • Work with a number of organisations to implement programs for Indigenous girls in Years 7 to 12. The primary objective of each program is to provide targeted engagement incentives to encourage young Indigenous women to remain in school and actively engage in education until completion of Year 12.Indigenous girls programs are being implemented by:
    • Stars Foundation;
    • Brisbane Broncos;
    • Netball Queensland; and
    • Role Models Leaders Australia.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Education
  • Facilitate a quarterly Women’s Hosting Series to bring women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds together regularly to build their leadership skills and offer opportunities for mentorship and networking.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation name: Access Community Services Ltd
  • Deliver a PAWS & WOW Women of Worth Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Refugee women personal leadership program taking them through a process of healing and empowerment to become positive role models for future generations.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation name: Access Community Services Ltd
  • Help migrant women through the Migrant Women Support Program in Mackay to achieve the required score in the IELTS test to obtain citizenship or enrol into tertiary studies. The program aims to improve their English skills to be able to become part of the community, raise awareness of and provide education programs targeting girls, their mothers or mentors. The focus is on health, confidence and self-esteem to improve support for women experiencing mental health conditions.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameMackay Baptist Church

Deliver legal services which are accessible and responsive to women and girls, which includes:

Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Completed, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Justice and Attorney-General
  • Continue to implement a 50/50 gender equity recruitment target for all new police academy intakes to work towards gender equality in the Queensland Police Service, as part of the QPS Inclusion and Diversity Strategy, including implementing a 'That could be me' recruitment strategy targeting women
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 1 - Laying the foundations, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameQueensland Police Service
  • Deliver the Women’s Academic Fund to support female researchers in STEM areas within Queensland based universities and other publicly funded research organisations
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Environment and Science
  • Hold STEM Girl Power Camps, targeting mid-high school girls from state schools across Queensland, providing opportunities to attend World Science Festival events, meet state and international female scientists and undertake practical science experiences such as laboratory experiments. Regional STEM champions support both camp applicants and participants to act as STEM ambassadors and devise and implement strategies to encourage girls in their own schools and regions to engage in STEM education and careers.Regional STEM champions' work includes strategies aimed at building teacher capability especially in implementing Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies, and increasing student participation in STEM with a particular focus on girls and Indigenous students. STEM champions will also support schools as they implement initiatives under Advancing STEM in Queensland state primary schools.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Education
  • Engage with high schools and early tertiary through school based traineeships, encouraging work experience and continuing DAF focus on graduate programs and workforce planning / succession planning.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Agriculture and Fisheries
  • Develop educational materials for career advisors, supporting the department’s implementation of the relevant action in all future roadmaps, with gender considerations as a key component
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Completed, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning
  • Deliver, promote and engage women in mentoring programs, including those particularly focused on STEM, building and construction
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government; Community partner, Organisation nameDepartment of Child Safety, Youth and WomenDepartment of Environment and ScienceQueensland Resources CouncilBHP BillitonYWCA QueenslandWomen in Technology Inc.AurizonNational Association of Women in Construction Queensland
  • Deliver a range of programs, workshops, events and awards that support the development and employment of women in technology, including:
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameWomen in Technology Inc.
  • Deliver the annual Aurizon Women’s Conference, a full day conference focused on business and professional development as well as a networking opportunity for 400 Aurizon females from all Aurizon locations.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameAurizon
  • Implement the Queensland Public Sector Gender Equity Strategy 2015-2020 with a particular focus on traditionally male dominated industries, such as police and emergency services, to challenge myths and assumptions to ensure both men and women enjoy the same opportunities; to remove obstacles such as limited access to flexible working arrangements and unconscious bias; and to create workplaces where both women and men thrive
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation namePublic Service Commissionall Queensland Government agencies
  • Implement the Queensland Public Sector Gender Equity Strategy 2015-2020 with a particular focus on traditionally male dominated industries to challenge myths and assumptions to ensure both men and women enjoy the same opportunities; to remove obstacles such as limited access to flexible working arrangements and unconscious bias; and to create workplaces where both women and men thrive
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 1 - Laying the foundations, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation namePublic Service Commission
  • Increase women within fire and emergency services roles through the delivery of a whole-of-QFES attraction strategy with a diversity focus, particularly aimed at increasing interest of females for operational roles.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 1 - Laying the foundations, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameQueensland Fire and Emergency Services
  • Deliver the Queensland Women in Fire and Emergency Services Awards
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameQueensland Fire and Emergency Services
  • Deliver the Towards Gender Parity: Women on Boards Initiative to increase women's representation on government bodies to achieve the gender equality target of 50 per cent, as well as working with the community and corporate sector to increase women's leadership within their organisations and businesses
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 1 - Laying the foundations, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Child Safety, Youth and Women
  • Deliver a range of programs, policies and plans to support women’s leadership development and succession within the organisation including the Accelerate Development Program, talent and succession planning, mentoring programs, internal and external communications to raise the profile of women in leadership and specialist roles, a Women in Leadership Network, and a Female Sponsorship program
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 1 - Laying the foundations, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameSuncorp Group
  • Deliver social media campaigns such as Leaders for Gender Diversity, engaging senior leaders as champions
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 1 - Laying the foundations, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameWork180
  • Host ‘Creators of Change’, a quarterly forum that invite guest speakers, showcase women who are leaders in their field and provide forum for discussion about the issues that are barriers to women achieving their full potential
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 1 - Laying the foundations, Status: Completed, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameNational Council of Women Queensland
  • Support the leadership development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls, particularly those in remote communities, through activities including:
    • ongoing work with the women of Aurukun to expose them to women leaders from outside the community and supporting opportunities for their leadership development
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
  • Provide secretariat and organisational support to the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation Rural Women’s Award program,  which awards bursaries of $10,000 to a winner from each state and territory.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Agriculture and Fisheries
  • Fund industry partners such as the Local Government Association of Queensland and the Local Government Managers Association to provide professional development opportunities for female local government employees
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Completed, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs
  • Award bursaries for professional development to women in local government
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Completed, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs
  • Provide sponsorship to the Australian Local Government Women's Association (Qld) to provide assistance to female Councillors from remote, rural or Indigenous local government areas to attend the annual ALGWA conference
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Completed, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs
  • Deliver the Strong Women Leadership Awards to recognise women from rural, regional and remote communities showing leadership in professional, business and community sectors
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameQueensland Rural, Regional and Remote Women's Network
  • Hold an annual leadership and educational conference for women and girls in rural, regional and remote communities; and offer conference bursaries in partnership with community organisations to provide the winner an opportunity to attend training and networking opportunities
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameQueensland Rural, Regional and Remote Women's Network
  • Implement a webinar campaign to facilitate women in rural, regional and remote communities to access personal and professional development, networking and educational seminars
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameQueensland Rural, Regional and Remote Women's Network
  • Provide annual events/campaigns and workshops that focus on developing women’s leadership, capacity and connections within rural, regional and remote areas, which include: EKKA High Tea, A Time for Giving fundraising event, Strong Women Strong Communities workshops, and Outback Women of the West workshop
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameQueensland Rural, Regional and Remote Women's Network
  • Build gender diversity in senior management through education, media campaigns, networking events and ensuring regional representation
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameAustralian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Delivering a range of supports for parents and expecting mums including:
    * offering female scientists with at least one child below high-school age an annual lump sum payment of $10,000
    * reserved a number of places at a nearby childcare centre for children under the age of two
    * providing parking for pregnant women in their final month before maternity leave.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameQIMR Berghofer
  • Deliver the Fostering Executive Women program to support, connect and challenge women in business to take the next steps towards achieving their professional goals.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameQueensland University of Technology
  • Deliver the Women in School Leadership: a professional development program aimed at building leadership skills and increasing representation of women in school leadership positions.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Education
  • Celebrate International Women's Day through the delivery of an event for members of Public Safety Portfolio agencies that promotes gender parity and celebrates the contribution women make to the emergency services. Includes guest speakers, workshops and awards.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameQueensland Fire and Emergency Services
  • Deliver the Queensland Women in Fire and Emergency Services Awards
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameQueensland Fire and Emergency Services
  • Provide a three day Zonta Conference 2019 from 6 - 8 September 2019 to discuss leadership, advocacy, women in STEM, rights of indigenous women and empowerment. The conference is open to Zonta members from across Australia and New Zealand and the general public.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameZonta International
  • Building on the WOW Celebrating the Women of the Commonwealth event in 2018, the WOW Australia 2020 festival will celebrate the achievements of women and girls locally, nationally and internationally. The festival will also discuss the barriers that prevent women and girls from reaching their full potential, and build networks of women from all backgrounds and cultures to create change. Further WOW Australia festivals will be held in 2021 and 2022.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameOf One Mind
  • Develop key partnerships with external organisations such as Chief Executive Women and National Association of Women in Operations to support female development in both leadership and operational capabilities
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: New, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameAurizon
  • Increase female participation in the workplace, with a particular focus on ensuring mothers returning to work stay connected and are supported in the workplace. This includes greater participation by men in parenting, caring and domestic responsibilities and encourage men to take parental leave. Initiatives designed to support parents and carers who are employed by the Queensland Government include Parents Networks and keeping in touch (on parental leave) mechanisms, child care referral services and aged care referral services, and homework clubs.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 1 - Laying the foundations, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameall Queensland Government agencies
  • Continue to use targeted talent pipelines to support women in leadership, undertake unconscious bias training for recruitment and selection and showcase flexible work success stories from across the Queensland Government, including in the Senior Executive ServiceEncourage participation in 'Join the conversation', a targeted internal engagement program to engage staff and challenge traditional mindsets relating to gender roles and flexibility, diversity and inclusion
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 1 - Laying the foundations, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameall Queensland Government agencies
  • Use housing related procurement contracts to increase the representation of women in the workforce and support social enterprises that support women in business.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 1 - Laying the foundations, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Housing and Public Works
  • Implement the Stride project, a personal development weekend to empower recently arrived young migrant women aged 17-24 through a range of activities to allow participants to imagine their future career in a global economy and start a social and professional network via connecting and learning from youth mentors who are established young women within Australia.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 1 - Laying the foundations, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameYouth Without BordersMulticultural Development Australia
  • Offer bursaries to women who are participating in tertiary education to assist with their studies (26 winners receiving $1,000 in 2016), funded by individuals, government agencies and National Council of Women Queensland
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 1 - Laying the foundations, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameNational Council of Women Queensland
  • Implement flexible work arrangements to enhance and support the ways that women can work at the organisation, noting that 84 per cent of employees currently access some form of flexible work arrangements
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 1 - Laying the foundations, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameSuncorp Group
  • Provide the Parents and Carers Portal, an information hub that provides employees with caring responsibilities with information, materials and resources to support parents and carers including a forum where parents and carers across the organisation can connect
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 1 - Laying the foundations, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameSuncorp Group
  • Deliver WORK180 Better Ways of Working Meet-Ups’ to connect and support women who want to pursue rewarding careers, with ticket sales going to worthy causes such as UN Women and One Woman Project
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 1 - Laying the foundations, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameWork180
  • Continue to implement Skilling Queenslanders for Work, which includes 'women re-entering the workforce’ as a key target group in 2016-17
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Employment, Small Business and Training
  • Deliver the Women’s Academic Fund to support female researchers in STEM areas within Queensland based universities and other publicly funded research organisations
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Environment and Science
  • Conduct a Women in STEM event to increase participation and leadership of women in these fields
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Child Safety, Youth and WomenOffice of the Queensland Chief Scientist
  • Implement the Queensland Public Sector Gender Equity Strategy 2015-2020 with a particular focus on traditionally male dominated industries, such as police and emergency services, to challenge myths and assumptions to ensure both men and women enjoy the same opportunities; to remove obstacles such as limited access to flexible working arrangements and unconscious bias; and to create workplaces where both women and men thrive
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation namePublic Service Commissionall Queensland Government agencies
  • Implement the Queensland Public Sector Gender Equity Strategy 2015-2020 with a particular focus on traditionally male dominated industries to challenge myths and assumptions to ensure both men and women enjoy the same opportunities; to remove obstacles such as limited access to flexible working arrangements and unconscious bias; and to create workplaces where both women and men thrive
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 1 - Laying the foundations, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation namePublic Service Commission
  • Delivering a range of supports for parents and expecting mums including:
    * offering female scientists with at least one child below high-school age an annual lump sum payment of $10,000
    * reserved a number of places at a nearby childcare centre for children under the age of two
    * providing parking for pregnant women in their final month before maternity leave.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameQIMR Berghofer
  • Deliver the Fostering Executive Women program to support, connect and challenge women in business to take the next steps towards achieving their professional goals.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameQueensland University of Technology
  • Ensure that female business owners are supported, encouraged and recognised under the Advancing Small Business Queensland Strategy 2016-20 (the Strategy). Women will be encouraged to start and grow businesses through a range of programs, industry partnerships, events, networking opportunities, grants, mentoring and skills programs.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: Ongoing, Lead sector: Government, Organisation nameDepartment of Employment, Small Business and Training
  • Deliver the online HER Platform which is all about connection and collaboration, it’s a platform of hope, empowerment and respect. With no topic too small for exploration: from self-care to self-harm, from depression to gratitude, from eating disorder to self-love, from loneliness to connection.
    Priority Area: Participation and leadership, Phase: 2 - Empowering change, Status: New, Lead sector: Community partner, Organisation nameThe Centre for Women & Co Ltd