ACT Women's Register
The ACT Women's Register is a way of matching women who have relevant skills and expertise with board and committee vacancies.
The Register is a database containing information provided by women who have indicated an interest in nominating for appointment to ACT Government and non-government boards and committees. It is held by the ACT Office for Women, Community Services Directorate.
Increasing Women's Participation
Requesting information from the Register
Joining the Register
Other Registers and useful Links
Boards and committees are more effective and efficient if their membership reflects the composition of the communities they serve. Diversity in the membership allows those bodies to operate more effectively and make comprehensive decisions.
Women make up just over half of the ACT population. It is vital that they are encouraged and supported to participate and contribute at all levels in the community and in particular, as part of decision-making bodies.
The ACT Government is committed to achieving and maintaining 50% representation of women on Government boards and committees.
If you are a government agency or a non-government organisation and you would like information on possible candidates for an upcoming board or committee vacancy, contact the Office for Women.
Phone: 02 6207 2552.
If you are interested in joining the ACT Women's Register you can fill out this form and e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org
ACT Women's Register Form [Word 116KB]
It is important to note that inclusion on the ACT Women's Register does not mean that you will automatically be offered appointment to a position, nor does it commit you to accepting an appointment if it is offered to you.
All information on the ACT Women's Register is treated confidentially, and is used only for purposes connected with proposed appointments to boards and committees.
Updated personal details and curriculum vitae may be requested periodically from Office for Women. You may request that your information be changed or removed entirely from the Register at any time by notifying the ACT Office for Women by e-mail to email@example.com..
NSW Premier's Department Register
NT Women's Register
Queensland Register of Nominees to Government Bodies
SA Premier's Directory
Victorian Women's Register
(ACT) YWCA of Canberra - Offers board traineeships
ACT Remuneration Tribunal
Australian Institute of Company Directors
Australian Virtual Centre for Leadership for Women (CLW)
Workplace Gender Equality Agency
Australian Women and Leadership Forum
Women on Boards
Women on Board Help Sheets
An initiative of the Victorian Office of Women's Policy as part of the "Victorian Women on Boards" project.
Getting On: What you need to know and do before joining a Board
- What are Boards and what do they do?
- Finding a Board that's right for you
- What's in it for me? Ups and downs of Board service
- Are you ready? Questions to ask and answer when considering or being interviewed for a Board position
Being On: Understanding your Board and how it works
- Survival skills for women on Boards
- Overview of your legal responsibilities
- Overview of your financial obligations
- Handling conflicts of interest
- To whom is my Board accountable?
- Navigating the key documents
- Overview of Board meetings
- Board committees
- Networking and mentoring - how it can help you in your Board role
- Am I a good Board member? Self-assessment checklist
Getting More Women On: Passing the torch to others
Moving On: Exiting your Board role with grace