Landmark Gender Audit on Gender Diversity in Australia's community welfare sector
YWCA Australia, the Australian Council of Social Services, and Women on Boards have collaborated to release a gender diversity audit of Australia's not-for-profit community sector.
The audit has found that while the community sector does lead the way on women in senior positions and on boards, there is still work to do to ensure gender equality.
The study found women occupy 51% of all board director roles and 60% of senior management positions in the community sector. Interestingly, 76% of board roles and 80% of all senior management roles held by people aged 18-30 are occupied by women. But for those aged over 65, 67% of board roles and 55% of senior management positions are held by men.