Women for Election Australia provides leadership & mentoring programs for women aspiring to enter public life & those already holding elected office in Australia.


Research clearly shows that to bring about real change a combination of hard measures (quotas) and additional supports, including mentoring and training programmes and women’s political networks, is required.

Women for Election Australia aims to provide programmes designed specifically to empower women and to help them overcome challenges they may face when considering a career in politics.

What Moms Always Knew About Working From Home.
The obsession with office “face time” hurts women. When the coronavirus pandemic is behind us, let’s not return to it.
#wfea #womenforelection #femaleleaders #leadersinheels #equality

This female leader has led through more than her fair share of desperate times. Now she’s done it again!
A clear and considered message for all.
#wfea #womeforelection #hrh #queenelizabeth #queensspeech #leadership #leadersinheels #covid19 #coronavirus

"Any society that fails to harness the energy and creativity of its women is at
a huge disadvantage
in the modern world."
- Tian Wei
#wea #womenforelection #leaders #femaleleaders #sundayinspo #inspo #instaquotes #quotes #tianwei #leadersinheels

What women need during the time of coronavirus
"All the same pressures are in place and we can see all the expectations on women to be both carers and workers"
#wea #womenforelection #covid19 #coronavirus #women

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With over 19 years’ experience in the financial services and asset management sector; Licia Heath has worked in several capacities including analytical, retail and institutional roles at firms such as Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse in both London and Australia. As an active member of CLOSE (Community for Local Options in Secondary Education), Licia has developed a keen interest in improving the quality and availability of public high schools in Sydney’s inner city and eastern suburbs.

Licia Heath, CEO, Women for Election Australia

Recent Blog Posts

Article: Women – your parliament needs you!

Article: Women – your parliament needs you!

Article: Women - your parliament needs you! Article published in Her Canberra and written by Emma Macdonald. Purchase tickets here >>> MARGARET THATCHER ONCE STATED: IF YOU WANT SOMETHING SAID, ASK A MAN: IF YOU WANT SOMETHING DONE ASK A WOMAN. But when it...

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Next EQUIP Workshop Canberra Nov 26th 2019

Next EQUIP Workshop Canberra Nov 26th 2019

Our EQUIP workshops promise to leave you feeling empowered and ready to run by helping you develop the practical knowledge needed to navigate the political arena. Don't miss the next EQUIP event and get your ticket for our Canberra event on 26th November today! Get...

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Manifesto of the Australian Gender Equality Council

Manifesto of the Australian Gender Equality Council

Today the AGEC launched our Manifesto for Gender Equality, a comprehensive statement of what true gender equality looks like and what is required to achieve it. While covering 12 dimensions of work and life, it importantly identifies the causes of inequality, not just...

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Gareth Evans: how to be a successful political leader

Gareth Evans: how to be a successful political leader

Not only in Australia but right around the world’s democracies, the quality of political leadership is as low as I can ever remember it – ranging, with only a handful of exceptions, from the underwhelming to the desolate to the appalling. Gareth Evans looks at what it...

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