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Letter to the editor: New political ‘way’ for women

Letter to the editor: New political ‘way’ for women

Originally published in the Sydney Morning Herald, 23 March 2020 Women for Election Australia (WFEA) is a non-partisan NFP with a mission to inspire and equip more women to run for public office. Last week, we were in Canberra to establish a cross-party parliamentary...

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WFEA at #March4Justice March 2021

WFEA at #March4Justice March 2021

When the #March4Justice marches were announced, the Women for Election team went into overdrive. We were going to attend. We were going to take an active part. We were going to make our voices heard. Many of our board members, volunteers and friends made the trek to...

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Podcast: BroadTalk. Women. Power. The World. Licia Heath.

Podcast: BroadTalk. Women. Power. The World. Licia Heath.

Our CEO Licia Heath recently spoke with Virginia Haussegger for her Broad Talk podcast. With only 31 per cent of federal MP’s female, Australia ranks a poor 50th in the world for women in parliament. In 120 years, Australia has had just one female Prime Minister,...

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Women for Election Australia: Recruiting for a New Chair

Women for Election Australia: Recruiting for a New Chair

Summary:  Women for Election Australia (WFEA) is looking for a passionate, engaging new Chair to lead the exponential growth of the organisation. Supported by a hard-working Board, an experienced and highly-driven CEO and a volunteer secretariat, the new Chair will...

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Budget 2020 Response

Budget 2020 Response

"I’m convinced that when we have more women in our Parliaments, who are contributing to the decision making, we will have more inclusive policies, fairer budgets and greater bi-partisanship.” - @Licia Heath, CEO, WFEA #Budget2020 #AusPol #crediblewomen If you're...

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Sam Mostyn speaks to Kurt Fearnley on One Plus One, ABC

Sam Mostyn speaks to Kurt Fearnley on One Plus One, ABC

Sam Mostyn has a long history of governance roles across business, sport, the arts, policy, diversity, indigenous and women’s affairs, and the not-for-profit sectors. In a recent conversation with Kurt Fearnley, she made a galvanising case for diversity in leadership....

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Gender and Politics: Is the future female?

Gender and Politics: Is the future female?

Women for Election Australia and Women’s Agenda recently had an online conversation. ‘Gender and Politics’ is a hot topic right now, with the success of female lead countries concerning the current global health crisis, the recent release of Julia Gillard and Ngozi...

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Why I got involved in WFEA… Brynnie Goodwill

Why I got involved in WFEA… Brynnie Goodwill

It was early in the summer of 1974, and the Watergate hearings in Washington, DC were in full swing. News of the existence of White House tapes created an unstoppable wave, leading to then-President Richard Nixon’s historic resignation on August 9. As a congressional...

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WFEA CEO Licia Heath speaking to Ken Sutcliffe on 2MG Mudgee

WFEA CEO Licia Heath speaking to Ken Sutcliffe on 2MG Mudgee

Licia spoke with Ken Sutcliffe on 30 July 2020 about encouraging and equipping women to run for local elections. Video supplied by 2MG. This video was originally posted on the 2MG Facebook page. If you’re already aware of the great work we do at WFEA, please share...

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