The BoardLinks database connects Australia’s industry leading women with opportunities to be considered for Australian Government board appointments. The database is used by the Australian Government to source candidates for appointment to Australian Government boards. The personal endorsement of a BoardLinks Champion, Australian Government Minister, or Departmental Secretary ensures BoardLinks candidates are of the highest calibre.
Achieving gender balance on boards is widely recognised as a commercial imperative. Companies with female representation on their boards outperformed others by 8.7 per cent over five years. The Australian Government is committed to achieving its gender diversity target of women and men each holding at least 40 per cent of Government board positions and women holding overall 50 per cent of Government board positions from 1 July 2016. BoardLinks is key in supporting the Government to achieve this target.