Australia needs more women in public office

Donate to help us empower women to take their seat at the table

Are you ready to take your seat at the table?

Are you ready to take your seat at the table?

Help us Equip 2000 women to stand for public office by 2022

"When women are able to exercise political leadership in a manner that is authentic to them, there are gains not just for women and girls but for the whole society."

The Global Institute for Women’s Leadership

Women are under-represented at every level of Government in Australia


across State and Territory assemblies


in Federal Parliament


in councils across the country

Our mission is to inspire women, of all backgrounds and lived experience, to stand for public office, equip them to get elected – and support them to thrive once they’re there.

Our vision is strong, diverse and gender-balanced Governments, that are truly reflective of the people they serve.

Our Values: we are non-partisan, inclusive and always work collaboratively.

And in 2021, our mission is more urgent than ever.

In the World Economic Forum’s Gender Index ranking for women’s political empowerment,  Australia fell from 15th in 2006 to 49th in 2020.

Only 25% of Australians believe people in Government can be trusted

“Women’s financial progress has suffered in the pandemic. In just four months,  it has blown out the targeted timeframe to equality by four years … from 32 years to 36.” 

– Smart Company

How you can help

Introduce us to people who could help WFEA make a difference.

Start a giving circle with your friends or industry colleagues.

Attend EQUIP and learn how to support a woman in her political campaign.

Make a monthly, tax-deductible donation of $30, $50 or $100, or a one-off gift.

Partner with us to deliver EQUIP or an ‘In Conversation’ event with a female politician in 2021.

If you know a woman who should be standing for Government, sponsor her to attend EQUIP.