Are you board ready? Board positions are increasingly being taken up by working executives, women and young people as organisations recognise the importance of diversity to organisational performance and effective governance. A high-performing board helps explore ideas and options, and improves the quality of the questions raised at the boardroom table, avoiding ‘group-think’. Indicators of diversity include gender, age, race, ethnic background and nationality. Diversity can also relate to socio-economic experience, professional experience and skills.
The Victorian Government is working to increase the representation of target groups, for example, women, young people, Aboriginal people, and candidates from a range of backgrounds including multicultural backgrounds, people with disabilities and people from rural and regional Victoria.
Promoting the full participation of women on Boards brings diversity in skills and perspectives, and strengthens the Victorian economy and the broader community. Victoria strives to have public sector Boards that are highly effective and reflective of our diverse community.