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The Treasury

Programs, policy and strategy

Treasury's Progressing Women initiative is a strategic business priority to achieve gender equality, particularly in senior leadership, at the Treasury. A 2011 internal review found that women accounted for only 23 per cent of the senior executive, compared with a 50-50 representation at the lower
levels in Treasury and 37 per cent representation of women in the senior executive across the public service.

In response to these findings, the Progressing Women initiative was launched, aiming to widen and deepen the pool of future leaders in the Treasury by harnessing the talents of women at all levels.

An aim of the Progressing Women initiative is to reach 35 per cent female representation in the Treasury Senior Executive Service by 2016; as at 30 March 2016, 33.3 per cent of the SES workforce were women.

Initiatives and networks

  • Treasury Networks (Lean-in Circles)
  • Bias Awareness Training
  • Flexible Work
  • Networks with the banking and finance sector
  • Measuring success through appraisal outcomes and remuneration
  • Mentoring program
  • Implementation of APS Gender Equality initiatives, including the target of 40 percent of Women on Boards