The department works to address the under-representation of women in senior positions, including in board roles, and to support women's economic independence.
The department partners with women, community groups and other government agencies to promote women's interests. It helps to strengthen the positive profile of women through a range of initiatives, including:
The department also makes available one-off grants to community organisations to develop projects that encourage women's economic independence and leadership, and has a
Women's Information Service that provides free, confidential information for women throughout Western Australia.
Women and Superannuation
The department, in partnership with Women in Super and WACOSS, have produced two guides encouraging women to make the most of their superannuation contributions and potential.
Being Board Ready
Being Board Ready: A Guide for Women can help women prepare for a position on a board by assisting them to better understand board roles and responsibilities, develop leadership skills, learn how to build networks critical for board visibility and self-assess their skill sets to increase opportunities for board appointments.