STRIVING FOR MORE WOMEN TO STEP INTO LEADERSHIP ROLES
Leadership in the RRR is a complicated achievement underpinned by gender stereotypes, access, and opportunity. When it is of a community nature, it is viewed more as a responsibility, possibly a burden, generally not paid narrowing a woman’s economic independence and lastly, she fails to recognise her community contributions as valued leadership. The disconnect surrounding RRR leadership calls for attention.
How can RRR women progress towards gender equality with the rest of society if a key priority to its achievement – leadership is problematic. Obviously, gender equality in its entirety is problematic and stands to reason why gender parity is more than 100 years away, but to reduce this we must keep questioning and identifying gaps when we see them.
Proportion of female CEOs in WA community sector organisations
Proportion of female CEOs in WA CSOs with less than $1M turnover
Proportion of female CEOs in WA CSOs with more than $1M turnover
This project was funded by the Department of Communities, Western Australia and the Hon. Simone McGurk, the Minister for Child Protection; Women’s Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence and Community Services.
The research was supported by Professor Julia Richardson from Curtin Business School and Professor Siddier Chambers, Curtin University.
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