Geoff Ninnes Fong & Partners (GNFP) is a structural, aquatic and civil engineering consultancy with broad experience in the design of new municipal and institutional swimming pools, hydrotherapy…read more
AWRA call for Government backing to promote more female leaders in sport
Increasing the number of women on boards and an increase of $1.6 million in Federal Government funding to develop future female leaders is at the centre of the Australian Womensport and Recreation Association (AWRA) Federal election platform.
AWRA's 'A Sporting Chance' initiative, highlights the significant under representation of women on sporting boards, an issue which is also reflected in corporate Australia.
Pointing out that women currently make up just 26% of National Sporting Organisation (NSO) Board Directorships, AWRA President Janice Crosswhite has called on Australia's political parties to do more, stating "sport may lead the corporate world on representation in recent times, however, many sporting boards continue to shut women out of decision-making roles.
"Breaking down the barriers to allow more women to be appointed to boards isn't just the right thing to do, it's good for business.
"The link between women on boards and better company performance is proven and findings that women's higher quality decision-making ability can make them as, if not more, effective than their male counterparts is yet to filter through to the majority of sport and corporate boards.
"We also know that only 25.3% of the NSO boards recognised by the Australian Sports Commission have three or more female directors.
"This means that there are still 47 boards without that critical mass of three or more women required to fundamentally change boardroom dynamics and enhance corporate governance."
So that the sport sector continues to lead the way with an expanding pipeline of 'boardready' women, AWRA is calling on the major political parties for an increase in dedicated funding to support the nation's current and aspiring female leaders.
To read AWRA's complete Federal election Platform, 'A Sporting Chance' go to http://bit.ly/13Cwt4l
24th April 2013 - ATHLETICS AND SWIMMING SUFFER REDUCTIONS IN ASC FUNDING
2nd November 2012 - ABOUT TIME FOR WOMEN IN AUSTRALIAN SPORT
11th September 2012 - CONFERENCE TO ENGAGE WOMEN IN SPORT MANAGEMENT AND PARTICIPATION
21st August 2012 - BOARD DIVERSITY A KEY TO SPORT MANAGEMENT AND FUNDING
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
As of the 1st July 2018, Enta Australasia Pty Ltd/Best Union has been rebranded as VIVATICKET Pty Ltd. Click here to view the VIVATICKET Pty Ltd listing. 19th July 2018 - ENTA…read more
BioGuard is Australia and New Zealand’s most trusted supplier of premium, innovative and affordable commercial water treatment systems and chemicals. BioGuard offers a comprehensive range of…read more
Polin was founded in Istanbul in 1976, and has since grown into a leading company in the waterparks industry. Today Polin is one of the world leaders in the design, production, and installation of…read more
Over the past 10 years Debitsuccess has been providing expert billing services to businesses across Australia. Debitsuccess is now the largest full service direct debit provider in Australasia,…read more
Pico Play is a global leader in the planning, design, development and construction of world-class themed attractions and entertainment that deliver extraordinary and memorable experiences to millions…read more
revolutioniseSPORT is the emerging market leader in online club management in Australia. Whether it is memberships, registrations, events, online sales or governance tools - revolutioniseSPORT is the…read more
As of 2018, TicketServ operates as SeatGeek Asia Pacific Pty Limited, part of international ticketing platform SeatGeek. Click here to contact SeatGeek Asia Pacific via their entry in…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!