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
Confidentiality
Other Registers and useful Links
Resources

Increasing Women's Participation

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.

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Requesting information from the Register

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.
Email: women@act.gov.au

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Joining the Register

If you are interested in joining the ACT Women's Register you can fill out this form and e-mail it to women@act.gov.au

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.

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Confidentiality

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 women@act.gov.au..

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Other Registers and Useful Links

NSW Premier's Department Register External Link
NT Women's Register External Link
Queensland Register of Nominees to Government Bodies External Link
SA Premier's Directory External Link
Women Tasmania External Link
Victorian Women's Register External Link
(ACT) YWCA of Canberra External Link- Offers board traineeships
ACT Remuneration TribunalExternal Link
Australian Institute of Company Directors External Link
Australian Virtual Centre for Leadership for Women (CLW) External Link
Workplace Gender Equality Agency External Link
Australian Women and Leadership Forum External Link
Women on Boards External Link

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Resources

Women on Board Help Sheets

An initiative of the Victorian Office of Women's Policy External Link as part of the "Victorian Women on Boards" project.

Getting On: What you need to know and do before joining a Board

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Being On: Understanding your Board and how it works

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Getting More Women On: Passing the torch to others

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Moving On: Exiting your Board role with grace

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