LANDGATE will celebrate International Women’s Day on Thursday by paying tribute to the women who work at the State’s land information agency.
Among the women employed at the agency are the first female leaders to hold important statutory offices in WA.
In 2017, Dione Bilick became the first woman to become the Surveyor-General, a position in existence since the Swan River Colony began in 1829.
Other women at Landgate to hold office for the first time are Registrar of Titles, Jean Villani, and Commissioner of Titles, Susan Dukes.
Chief executive Jodi Cant became the first female at the helm of the organisation in 2017, having worked in many roles across the agency since 2004.
She led the creation of the agency’s innovation program and was instrumental in the formation of the location-technology hub Spur.
“Our female workplace participation rate is above the public sector average and we actively encourage the professional development of our people regardless of their gender,” Ms Cant said.
“We’re committed to supporting diversity and equality at all levels of our organisation; our board is 75 per cent female, including our chair Caroline de Mori.”
Of the 503 people employed at the agency, 245 are women.
For the past 21 years, Landgate has celebrated International Women’s Day by hosting a breakfast for the local community and business leaders in Midland and the Swan Valley Region.
“We’re a proud part of the Midland community, and will always champion the women making significant contributions to this region – especially our own employees,” Ms Cant said.