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Dr Niki Vincent was appointed as Victoria’s first Public Sector Gender Equality Commissioner in September 2020. She is responsible for overseeing the …

Article by Kali Goldstone Women for Election were so excited to have the newly elected Senator, Fatima Payman, join us for our …

Fatima Payman is a Senator for Western Australia, she is an Australian Muslim with cultural roots from Afghanistan.  Fatima’s dad arrived in Australia …

Article by Kali Goldstone We all know that women are under-represented at every level of Government in Australia. Women make up… 0 …

Dr Ramona Vijeyarasa is the Chief Investigator behind the Gender Legislative Index, a tool designed to promote the enactment of legislation that …

Article by Kali Goldstone Our June ‘In Conversation’ event with Councillor Emily Wilding was fascinating and one of our best yet!  Emily was motivated to run as Councillor …

Emily Wilding is a Local Government Councillor for the Town of Bassendean in Western Australia. Elected in October 2021, Emily was motivated …

It’s exciting to see that a record-breaking number of women are running in this Federal Election, but the numbers mask the real …

Penny Sharpe is the ALP Leader of the Opposition in the NSW Parliament’s Upper House and Shadow Minister for the Environment.  First …

How did you come to join the board of Women for Election Australia? Migrating to Australia at the age of 12, I …

Women for Election urges Australians to rethink the face of power ahead of the Federal Election and support a new era of …

By Kali Goldstone, Consultant at WOMEN FOR ELECTION On Tuesday November 30th, Women for Election launched our Parliamentary Friends of Women for …

The Women for Election Australia Parliamentary Friendship Groupis a non-partisan initiative, to redress the gender imbalance in political representation across all of Australia’s parliamentary …

Practice responding to negative talk and provided practical tips for having uncomfortable conversations with others.

Practice responding to negative talk and provided practical tips for having uncomfortable conversations with others.

The Women for Election Australia Parliamentary Friendship Groupis a non-partisan initiative, to redress the gender imbalance in political representation across all of Australia’s parliamentary …

The Women for Election Australia Parliamentary Friendship Groupis a non-partisan initiative, to redress the gender imbalance in political representation across all of Australia’s parliamentary …

The Women for Election Australia Parliamentary Friendship Groupis a non-partisan initiative, to redress the gender imbalance in political representation across all of Australia’s parliamentary …

The Women for Election Australia Parliamentary Friendship Groupis a non-partisan initiative, to redress the gender imbalance in political representation across all of Australia’s parliamentary …

The Women for Election Australia Parliamentary Friendship Groupis a non-partisan initiative, to redress the gender imbalance in political representation across all of Australia’s parliamentary …

The Women for Election Australia Parliamentary Friendship Groupis a non-partisan initiative, to redress the gender imbalance in political representation across all of Australia’s parliamentary …

by Emma Wishart, WFEA Intern Have you ever asked yourself, ‘How can I control my image?’ ‘How can I get my message …

by Kali Goldstone, WFEA Senior Advisor As a feminist activist, working to achieve gender equality in politics, I am captivated by podcasts …

Originally published on Money Magazine on Friday 17 September 2021   Licia Heath is passionate about encouraging more women to participate in …

Sharman is well known for her strong win in the 1996 Federal election, having won the seat of Murray for the Liberal …

Ruth McGowan OAM, WFEA EQUIP training partner There are dozens of political biographies and autobiographies written by, and about, Australian politicians. The …

Lisa Annese recently joined the Women for Election Australia (WFEA) board. She is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Diversity Council Australia …

Written by Kali Goldstone, Consultant, WFEA Gender equality is a cornerstone of a democratic and just society. Constitutions perform multiple essential roles that …

Kate Thwaites was elected the Member for Jagajaga at the 2019 federal election for the ALP. Kate is a former ABC TV …

The Women for Election Australia Parliamentary Friendship Groupis a non-partisan initiative, to redress the gender imbalance in political representation across all of Australia’s parliamentary …

The Women for Election Australia Parliamentary Friendship Group is a non-partisan initiative, to redress the gender imbalance in political representation across all of Australia’s …

Written by Kali Goldstone, Senior Advisor, WFEA   Women for Election Australia (WFEA) has created a ‘Parliamentary Friends of Women for Election Australia’ …

The Hon. Kelly O’Dwyer served as a member of the Australian Parliament for over nine years representing the Liberal Party in the …

Written by Kali Goldstone, Senior Advisor, WFEA Women for Election Australia is thrilled to announce that Sharman Stone has become a WFEA Ambassador. …

The team at Women for Election Australia is excited to announce that Helen Conway will be joining us as Chair of the …

Today is my last day as Chair of WOMEN FOR ELECTION. Together with the like-minded women and men who have served on …

Written by Hannah Dixon, Intern, WFEA Intern ICYMI: While 8 weeks is a long time in politics, the release of the World Economic …

Originally published on Women’s Agenda on Tuesday 25 May 2021 High on the first page of the Federal Women’s Budget, a crucial …

Written by Kali Goldstone, Senior Advisor, WFEA “Intersectionality” has recently become part of the public discussion around feminism, but it’s not new. The …

Written by Kali Goldstone, Senior Advisor, WFEA Political participation is a necessary aspect of achieving gender equality. Ensuring governments reflect the diversity of …

For the first time in Australia’s 200 years of colonised history, three Aboriginal women from the Kimberley region have been pre-selected to …

Originally published in the Sydney Morning Herald, 23 March 2020 WOMEN FOR ELECTION (WFE) is a non-partisan NFP with a mission to …

“There has never been a more important time for women to stand in this place. I want to see more women in …

Originally published in the Sydney Morning Herald, 19 March 2020 By Katina Curtis   Female federal MPs are reaching out across party …

When the #March4Justice marches were announced, the Women for Election team went into overdrive. We were going to attend. We were going …

Next week, Women for Election Australia will be in Canberra meeting with 10 cross-party women MPs and Senators who’ve agreed to collaborate to initiate …

We recently hosted an In Conversation with the Hon. Shelley Hancock MP, Minister for Local Government and Member for South Coast. She …

Summary:  Women for Election Australia (WFEA) is looking for a passionate, engaging new Chair to lead the exponential growth of the organisation. …

Women have made their mark in this week’s historic US Presidential election. The daughter of Jamaican and Indian parents who migrated to …

We recenlty hosted an In Conversation with Cathy McGowan. Whenever anyone tells you that only the big parties or star candidates have …

Much has been written about the impact of the COVID-induced recession and its disproportionate impact on women. Where previous economic downturns have …

Women for Election Australia CEO, Licia Heath, recently interviewed Nicolle Flint, MP Federal Member for Boothby. As promised, we recorded the conversation to …

“I’m convinced that when we have more women in our Parliaments, who are contributing to the decision making, we will have more …

Women for Election Australia Director, Kat Henaway recently interviewed Lidia Thorpe, Greens Senator for Victoria. As promised, we recorded the conversation so that everyone …

ANNOUNCEMENT: Women for Election Australia is partnering with the NSW Government to EQUIP more women to run in Local Government elections. If …

Sam Mostyn has a long history of governance roles across business, sport, the arts, policy, diversity, indigenous and women’s affairs, and the …

Women for Election Australia and Women’s Agenda recently had an online conversation. ‘Gender and Politics’ is a hot topic right now, with the …

Women for Election Australia CEO, Licia Heath recently interviewed Julia Banks, former Federal Member for Chisholm. As promised, we recorded the conversation so …

It was early in the summer of 1974, and the Watergate hearings in Washington, DC were in full swing. News of the …

Licia spoke with Ken Sutcliffe on 30 July 2020 about encouraging and equipping women to run for local elections. Video supplied by …

Women for Election Australia CEO, Licia Heath recently interviewed Zali Steggall OAM, Independent Federal Member for Warringah. The event was sold out, and …

Women and Leadership, co-authored by Julia Gillard and acclaimed development economist Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, combines research with interviews with some of the …

Women for Election Australia CEO, Licia Heath recently interviewed Karen Porter, Independant Candidate in the Eden-Monaro by-election. Karen Porter has worked for 22 years …

Women for Election Australia CEO, Licia Heath recently interviewed Nadia Saleh, currently serving as a local councillor for the Canterbury-Bankstown Council. Nadia was elected as the Deputy …

WFEA joins the urgent call for racial justice here in Australia and stands in solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatters movements. Over the past …

Today we held an online discussion with Dai Le, councillor on Fairfield City Council, one of the most culturally diverse Councils in Australia. …

 We are delighted to announce Sue Cato as a new Ambassador of Women for Election Australia. Not only is Sue a leader …

  Today at 1pm our Women for Election Australia event webinar was hacked by people who feel challenged when women speak out. …

We recently ran our inaugural Women for Election In Conversation with Kristy McBain, Labor Candidate Eden-Monaro by-election. Kristy is also the former Bega …

We recently ran a Women for Election Information Session to explain what we do and why we do it. If you missed …

We recently ran our inaugural Women for Election In Conversation with Kristy McBain, Labor Candidate Eden-Monaro by-election. Kristy is also the former Bega …

Article published in The Canberra Times and written by Sally Whyte. When Licia Heath ran as an independent candidate at the Wentworth …

Article published by Women & Leadership Australia. Licia Heath is the CEO of Women For Election Australia (WFEA). Earlier this year she spoke at …

Article published by Board Agenda and written by Sonia Palmieri. Women in Politics: Australia’s low ranking in a number of international measures …

Article published in Her Canberra and written by Emma Macdonald. Purchase tickets here >>> MARGARET THATCHER ONCE STATED: IF YOU WANT SOMETHING …

The Australian Senate reached an historic milestone recently when it achieved perfect gender balance for the very first time, with 38 spots going …

Today the AGEC launched our Manifesto for Gender Equality, a comprehensive statement of what true gender equality looks like and what is …