The goal of Tasmanian Women in Agriculture (TWiA) is to increase the number of women on industry boards and committees to ensure that there is diversity on boards. It is vital that women are partaking in decision making for the agriculture and aquaculture industries as all participants in the industry need to be heard.
Women on Tasmanian Boards and Committees
Increasing women’s participation
The Tasmanian Government is committed to providing the community with greater opportunities to participate in its decision making processes, and believes the membership of boards and committees should reflect the rich diversity of our community.
The Government is keen to see more boards and
committees draw on the expertise of Tasmanian women, and has established
an on-line register to assist in increasing women’s representation.The Women on Boards Strategy
identifies a number of actions that will be undertaken by Government to promote women for membership to government boards and committees. The strategy focuses on increasing the awareness of women of the opportunities that exist for board membership, training and mentoring opportunities and implementing specific actions to promote women as candidates for board appointment.
The Tasmanian Women’s Register
is a secure on-line database of women who would like to be appointed to
Government boards and committees. The Register assists in identifying
suitable women who are skilled, experienced and interested in
appointment. The Register is administered by Communities, Sport and Recreation Tasmania, in the Department of Premier and Cabinet.
The Women’s Register enables you to enter information about your educational and professional qualifications, employment and unpaid work experience as well as other areas of interest and expertise. You can also indicate your interest in appointment to a board or committee in the business or community sectors, and/or your interest in programs which provide mentoring support to girls and women.