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Chaired by the Hon Julia Gillard AC, the only woman to have served as Prime Minister of Australia, the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership will work to create a world in which being a woman is not a barrier to becoming a leader in any field, nor a factor contributing to negative perceptions of an individual’s leadership. 

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Globally women make up just:

23%
23% of national parliamentarians
26%
26% of news media leaders
27%
27% of judges
25%
25% of senior managers
15%
15% of corporate board members
9%
9% of senior IT leaders

Progress is not just slow, in some places it’s reversing

In the last 10 years...

Female senior managers
100
90
80
70
60
50
40
30
20
10
0
2007
+1%
2017
There has been a 1% change in the percentage of senior management roles held by women globally
Female ministers
100
90
80
70
60
50
40
30
20
10
0
2008
+2%
2018
The percentage of female ministers globally has increased by just 2%
Female ICT specialists
100
90
80
70
60
50
40
30
20
10
0
2006
-6%
2016
The percentage of female ICT specialists in the EU has decreased by 6%

And the time until the global economic gender gap is closed is increasing

In 2015 the World Economic Forum estimated the economic gender gap would be closed by 2133...
...in 2017 they revised this estimate to 2234
2025
2050
2075
2100
2125
2150
2175
2200
2225
2250
2275
2015
Equality
2133
2017
Equality
2234

Current efforts lack a firm evidence base and are fragmented into silos

Organisations spend a huge amount of time and money on gender equality initiatives, but in many areas there is a lack of evidence about what works
Meanwhile there are a huge number of passionate people and committed organisations working in this field, but there isn’t a broad, strong network that unites them
And learning from one country is not picked up by others

To change this and realise our vision for equality, the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership will...

Strengthen evidence and understand what works
By drawing together existing findings from across sectors, disciplines and countries and by undertaking new solutions-focused research
Translate solutions into action
By building feedback loops between research, policy and practice to make sure that precious time and resource is spent on effective interventions
Break down silos to build a global community
By acting as a hub for academics, policymakers and activists around the world to network and share findings

So join our network to be part of finding and sharing the best solutions

Organisations
We are looking to partner with academic, activist, private and policymaking organisations who are interested in building a cross-disciplinary, cross-sectoral and global community focused on what works
Individuals
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