News Update

Month: Aug

  • Board Diversity Index 2021 released


    The number of women in the boardroom has surged by 60% in the last five years and gender parity is now expected to be achieved in the boardroom by 2030, the latest Board Diversity Index – released today by Governance Institute of Australia and Watermark Search International – has found. However, the rate of change on cultural diversity has been glacial. 

    We wrap up the key findings of the national report that examined 300 organisations and more than 2000 board seats and put five types of diversity under the microscope: gender, cultural background, skills/ experience, age, and tenure and independence. 

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  • Time for change: Parliament must lead by example on workplace culture

    by Megan Motto, CEO, Governance Institute of Australia

    It is imperative that sexual harassment in workplaces in all sectors is addressed as a priority – and this includes the corridors of power in Canberra. Governance Institute CEO Megan Motto outlines some key steps that should be taken as part of a much-needed overhaul of parliamentary workplace culture – that will echo through all sectors.  

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