A good start on the path to employment equality; what about ethnicity, age, gender identity, eye colour, sexual preference, height, pet preference, BMI, handedness, ad nauseam?
In March 2015, the State Government announced a target for 50 per cent of public board positions to be filled by women, the figure was 38 per cent at the time.
The latest figures from February 2017 showed of the 2,925 paid public board positions, 1,459 were occupied by women.
Fiona Richardson, the Victorian Minister for Women, said setting a target led to the sharp increase in female representation on boards.
“The numbers prove, once and for all, that targets work. We must be bold in setting goals for women who struggle for an equal share in the decision making process,” she said.
The numbers prove only that street corner recruiting works for filling public board positions.