Department of Family and Community Services

Topic 4: Leadership in the community sector

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Until recently, little was known about the gender composition of boards that operate in the community sector, nor of diversity amongst top-level managers.

A national survey of not-for-profit organisations undertaken in late 2011 by YWCA Australia, Women on Boards and the Australian Council of Social Service (‘the YWCA survey’) provides us with the best data we have so far on women’s representation in leadership positions in the community sector. Data relating to NSW organisations has been extracted from the survey results and is presented in Indicators 4.1 and 4.2.

Indicator 4.3 considers women’s representation in leadership positions with State Sporting Organisations. State Sporting Organisations are community organisations recognised by government and the majority of playing participants as peak bodies in the management and administration of their individual sports within NSW.