Office for the Public Sector


Gender Equality in Leadership

There is clear evidence to demonstrate that better outcomes are achieved across the spectrum of priorities when women are represented in the top tier of organisations.

Women continue to be under-represented in executive roles, including Chief Executive roles, in the public sector.

As at June 2017, approximately 48% of all public sector executives were women despite women comprising 69% of the sector. Further, women only comprise 41.7% of the South Australian Executive Service.

Gender Equality in Leadership Strategy

The Senior Management Council has released the Gender Equality in Leadership (GEiL) Strategy for the South Australian Public Sector. This complements the Achieving Women’s Equality: South Australia’s Women’s Policy released by the Office for Women. The strategy seeks to ensure women are equally represented, valued and rewarded.

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