Where we want to be
The Women in Leadership target is for boards to consist of 50 per cent female directors. For boards with an uneven number of director positions, the final position can be male or female.
Where we are now
A recent survey of sporting organisations carried out by the department found that 42 per cent of organisations achieve the target.
How we’ll get there
The department already has several initiatives underway — such as the Case for Change program and support materials — to help all WA sports bodies achieve the Women in Leadership target.
Sporting organisations within category A to F funded under the department’s Industry Investment Program (IIP) and self sustaining organisations have three years to achieve the target.
There will be funding implications for organisations that do not achieve and maintain the Women in Leadership target. Organisations that do not achieve and maintain the target will have funding reduced to step 1 of the lower category until the target
is achieved. For some organisations this will equate to a reduction in funding by 85%.
Some organisations, which under their constitution elect board members on a four-year cycle, will need to establish an alternative timeframe in consultation with the department to achieve the 50 per cent target.