Gender Equity – Are You On Board?

With the 1 July 2019 deadline fast approaching, Victorian State Government funded sporting organisations have turned their attention to meeting the mandatory quotas for women on boards.

At Sports Focus, we have undertaken considerable planning to ensure compliance. Our Rules have been re-drafted and are ready to be formally accepted by our members at a Special General Meeting scheduled for 8 October 2018. Other board related documents such  as our; Board Charter, Board Code of Conduct, Director Position Descriptions, Director Induction Program and Board Skills Audit have, or are in the process of being, amended to encourage a more inclusive and welcoming approach to director recruitment and retention.

Board diversity and more specifically the inclusion of women, will be mandatory for sporting organisations such as Sports Focus from 1 July 2019, but more importantly it just makes good sense and your organisation will benefit enormously from the experience.

If you need assistance or support to recruit more women to your board/committee, please contact us at Sports Focus.