City of Kwinana participates in gender equality initiative

(l-r) Director City Regulation Maria Cooke, Cr Wendy Cooper, Director City Strategy Casey Mihovilovic, Chief Executive Officer Joanne Abbiss, Director City Legal Michelle Bell, Mayor Carol Adams and Cr Sandra Lee. (Absent: Cr Sheila Mills and Director City Engagement Barbra Powell).
(l-r) Director City Regulation Maria Cooke, Cr Wendy Cooper, Director City Strategy Casey Mihovilovic, Chief Executive Officer Joanne Abbiss, Director City Legal Michelle Bell, Mayor Carol Adams and Cr Sandra Lee. (Absent: Cr Sheila Mills and Director City Engagement Barbra Powell).

THE CITY of Kwinana will participate in Women and Leadership Australia’s 100 Days for Change initiative to encourage gender equality.

The City decided to participate in the initiative due to its high proportion of female leaders including a female Mayor and Chief Executive Officer, equal male and female representation on Council and four female directors on the City’s Executive Leadership Team.

Mayor Carol Adams said she was proud of the progressiveness of both the community and the administration of the City of Kwinana.

“Our values in regards to equality, not only gender equality but all aspects, as well as skills, knowledge and experience in both its staff and elected officials has resulted in the City having a diverse council and workforce,” she said.

“One hundred days for change is a grassroots, action-oriented initiative that requires individuals or organisations to make a pledge to make achievable change to increase gender equity in their workplace.”

The City will participate in the initiative from July 1 to October 8 2018.

For more information on the 100 days for change initiative, visit the Women and Leadership Australia’s website www.100daysforchange.com.au.