Regional Leadership

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.

To learn more about RRR WA leadership, download the RRR Leadership Report May 2021

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    Proportion of female CEOs in WA community sector organisations

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    Proportion of female CEOs in WA CSOs with less than $1M turnover

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    Proportion of female CEOs in WA CSOs with more than $1M turnover

    Source: Statistics from the Government of Western Australia, Department of Communities 2019 Women’s Report Card

    Rebecca Ryan and Cherie May took part in the Curtin RRR women's leadershiop program at WASM Credit: Kalgoorlie Miner

    Rebecca Ryan and Cherie May took part in the Curtin RRR women’s leadership program, held in 2020 at Curtin’s WA School of Mines, Kalgoorlie. Read more in the Kalgoorlie Miner.

    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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