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Women face barriers to becoming corporate board directors

The ‘Women getting into boards report 2009’ looks at the difficulties that women face in being appointed to corporate boards in Australia. Findings indicate that recruitment processes for boards lack transparency, lack clearly defined and realistic criteria and are advertised selectively. The report calls for Government to set the example by having more women on public boards and setting incentives for private boards to follow suit, including making boards more accountable for outcomes achieved and putting in place quotas for gender balance.

Report (22/09/09) from Australian Centre for Leadership for Women

Media Release (22/09/09) from Australian Human Rights Commission