The State Government today released the Gender Diversity Case for
Change report — following its successful push at the Meeting of Sport
and Recreation Ministers in Sydney last year to indorse a target of 50
per cent female representation in sports leadership roles.
The report shows less than a third of sporting board roles in Western
Australia are held by women, with about one in eight sports not having a
single woman on their board.
The release of the Case for Change report coincides with
International Women's Day and provides a business case for gender
diversity, highlighting the many benefits State Sporting Associations
would realise from having greater gender balance in their leadership
The Gender Diversity Case for Change report was developed by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.
Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray said the department would
work with WA's sport and recreation organisations to help them achieve
greater gender diversity in their management structures.
Sport and recreation organisations can view the Case for Change report.