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Women in Action

PANEL PLEDGE

When perspectives are limited, so is the quality and diversity of conversation. In Australia, fewer than 30% of panellists are women.

 

The Panel Pledge, in collaboration with Australian Male Champions for Change and Chief Executive Women, is a commitment to gender balance as a condition of participation on any panel.

 

See links below to access Panel Pledge guidelines and icons to use in event promotional materials.

PATHWAYS TO POLITICS

Pathways to Politics, in partnership with the University of Melbourne, equips select women with the skills, network and confidence to seek elected office. In Australia, fewer than 33% of all parliamentarians and 20% of ministers are women. Designed to correct the under-representation of women in politics, eight Pathways fellows ran for election in 2018, securing three wins in the Victorian Legislature.

QUOTE MORE WOMEN

You can’t be what you can’t see. About 24% of the time, women appear as sources for news or to provide expert commentary. Representation is a barrier to inclusion. Lack of media coverage perpetuates the inequality. Through research, working in partnership with media organisations, facilitating media training, and maintaining our database of Australian women leaders, WLIA is committed to elevating women to gain equal impact on the public conversation across print, online, radio and TV.  

HONOUR A WOMAN

Of the 1400 people honoured in the 2019 Order of Australia list, 37.4 per cent were women.

That is the highest percentage of women ever honoured but, in rounded terms, it’s closer to one-third than to half. We want the Australian honour nominations of women to reach 50/50 by 2020.

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