A five year strategy increased the representation of women on Tasmanian government boards and committees to more than 46 per cent, but fell short of its target.
The Women on Boards Strategy 2015-2020 set a target to reach 50 per cent representation of women on government boards and committees. It instead increased representation from 33.8 per cent to 46.4 per cent.
A new strategy for 2020-2025 hopes to reach the 50 per cent target and to support more women in leadership roles in non-traditional industries.
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Women's Minister Sarah Courtney said the new strategy hoped to build on the 2015-2020 strategy's improvements in tackling gender inequality and diversity of boards.
"A key focus of the strategy is to support more women into leadership roles in non-traditional industries, such as construction, primary industries, engineering and fisheries, which will play a vital role in supporting our recovery," she said.
"We are also investing a further $400,000 over two years for measures to enhance industry liaison and to develop leadership pipelines for women in these fields."
The new strategy has four focus areas including strengthening pathways, to create contemporary systems and processes, influence change and to monitor gender equity.
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