Boards and committees

The Office for Women works towards ensuring that more women are able to make a contribution as leaders and key decision makers in the South Australian community. One way to achieve this is to increase the number of women members of boards and committees.

South Australia's Strategic Plan includes targets to increase the percentage of women as members and as chairs of State Government boards and committees to 50 per cent.  The Office for Women works towards achieving these targets.

The Business Case

Premier's Women's Directory

The Premier's Women's Directory was established to assist the South Australian Government to increase women's participation in leadership positions through membership on boards and committees. The Directory is an online database containing the details of skilled and experienced women who have nominated as being interested in serving on boards and committees.

Women who are considering a board career are encouraged to register for the Directory.

Password access to search the Directory is provided to government, community and private sector organisations who can demonstrate that they are seeking to increase the number of women on their board and/or committee.