While WA enjoys a high female participation rate in sport and recreation, these numbers do not translate to senior leadership roles in the sector.
Community expectations have changed over time and there is now an expectation from the community that sport and recreation bodies are reflective of a gender diverse community. Focusing on diversity and inclusion means that people from all walks of life can participate in, and benefit from, an active lifestyle and connection to their communities.
Organisations with low female representation in leadership risk failing to access or develop the best talent, harness the benefits that diversity of thought can bring and may not represent their community.
The department has a number of resource and opportunities for organisations that are working towards increasing their gender diversity or individuals wishing to take on a leadership role.