Board diversity

30% by 2018

Overview of our 30% diversity target

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Board diversity

Statistics

Statistics regarding gender diversity on boards

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Board diversity

Research and Reports

Links to research and reports conducted by external organisations

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Scholarship programs

Details of women's scholarship programs

We are delighted to offer scholarship programs to high-performing women that support them in their director and executive careers.

The National Diversity Scholarships programs have now closed. We currently do not have diversity scholarships planned for 2015. Please register your interest in future scholarship programs at Diversity.scholarships@companydirectors.com.au


National Diversity Scholarships

During 2014 – 2016 we partnered with the Federal Government to award 195 full fee scholarships to experienced women to undertake one of the Australian Institute of Company Directors' highly regarded governance education programs. Details of these scholarships are included below.


1) Cultural Diversity Scholarships (now closed)

This program provided 55 scholarships to current and emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally and linguistically diverse female directors. In this stream, 30 scholarships for the Company Directors Course and 25 for the Foundations of Directorship program were awarded.

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the Cultural Diversity Scholarships.


2) Sector Development Scholarships (now closed)

This program provided 40 scholarships to women currently working in executive roles in growth sectors aimed at supporting and developing their executive careers. In this stream, scholarships for the Company Directors Course and for the Foundations of Directorship program were awarded.

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the Sector Development scholarships.


3) Rural and Remote Scholarships (now closed)

This program provided 30 scholarships to women living in rural and remote locations to undertake the Company Directors Course (including an allocation for travel and accommodation costs) aimed at supporting and developing their executive or professional director careers.

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the Rural and Remote scholarships.


4) Board Ready Diversity Scholarships (now closed)

This program awarded 70 scholarships to women to undertake the Company Directors Course or Mastering the Boardroom program, aimed at driving a more rapid increase in the number of women on boards and in senior leadership roles.

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the Board Ready Diversity Scholarships.


Victorian Women's Governance Scholarships (now closed)

In 2012 we launched the Victorian Women's Governance Scholarships in partnership with the Victorian State Government. The program is aimed at increasing the skills, qualifications and confidence of Victorian women to enable them to join private, public and community sector boards and to effectively contribute as a Director.

The Victorian Women's Governance scholarship program is now closed for this year and we are not accepting further applications. Successful recipients will be notified early next year.


Past Board Diversity Scholarships Recipients

List of recipients in the 2012 and 2010 programs

Chairs Mentoring Program

Chairs and directors working with highly talented and qualified women

When you reach the top, keep climbing

Our Chair’s Mentoring Program is a practical and concrete measure designed to help achieve a greater representation of women on boards.

Here we provide information on the Program, which involves leading chairs and directors working with highly talented and qualified women in a 12-month mentoring relationship.

Applications for the 2015 Chair’s Mentoring Program have now closed and all applicants have been notified.


Resources

Useful links

Links to organisations that provide services relevant to diversity and women

This list of useful links is by no means exhaustive. It is intended to assist members by providing a reference point only.

Please refer to our Terms of Use.


Organisations focused on Board Diversity

Membership-Based Organisations


Government Organisations


Registers for Board and Committee Opportunities

These registers enable women to record their interest in being considered for an appointment to boards, committees and other decision-making bodies.


Membership-Based Organisations


State / Territory Government Registers for Board and Committee Opportunities

Each state/territory government maintains a register of people who are interested in serving on government boards and committees.

Gender Diversity Progress Report

A collection of the latest statistics, interviews, opinion pieces and case studies from
individuals and companies that are on the path to increasing the gender diversity of their
boardrooms and executive pipelines.