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Victorian Chamber partner with LGPro to support women in rural councils

Submitted on Thursday, 29th June 2017

Society benefits when we invest in women. Pursuing gender equity in local government is critical to ensuring the societal structures our communities rely upon are representative of the people within those municipalities. While 55% of all local government employees are women, only 16% and 34% are in the position of Chief Executive Officer and Director respectively. By correcting this imbalance, it is hoped Victorian councils will achieve the benefits of appointing and promoting women to positions of leadership within their organisations.

Professional development opportunities enable women and men to come together to share knowledge and build networks, which can assist the achievement of gender equity in the workplace. To increase participation, particularly of women in rural councils, LGPro is offering employees scholarships to attend the two key women’s events in June 2017

The Victorian Chamber are proud to partner with LGPro to offer scholarships to women from rural councils to attend LGPro’s Women’s Professional Development and Women’s Network Dinner in 2017. With this assistance, we hope the next generation of local government leaders will develop the networks and take those opportunities to pursue positions of leadership within Victorian councils.

For further information regarding the scholarships, please contact LGPro at

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