Calling all aspiring female leaders!

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In the lead up to the 2024 Victorian local government election, the MAV is championing a significant initiative to increase women's participation in local government.

In the lead up to the 2024 Victorian local government election the MAV is encouraging greater participation of women in local government as councillors, in recognition of their under-representation in this space.

Following the council elections in October 2020, Victoria led the country in terms of the proportion of female councillors, representing a total of 43.8 per cent of councillors. This is a marked increase from the 2016 local government election of a previous high of 38 per cent.

Attracting and informing prospective female candidates aligns with the Victorian Government’s Safe and Strong: A Victorian Gender Equality Strategy goal of 50 per cent representation by 2025.

The MAV is hosting a women-focussed information session in partnership with Kingston City Council on Wednesday 26 June from 6.30pm – 8.30pm at their council office, 1230 Nepean Highway, Cheltenham.

Join us face-to face or online and hear from former councillors Bernadene Voss (City of Port Phillip, 2014-2020), Tamara Barth (City of Kingston 2012-2020), Cr Claudia Nguyen (councillor at City of Yarra, not standing at the 2024 election) and Cr Marcia Timmers-Leitch GAICD (councillor at Knox City Council, not standing at the 2024 election).about their experiences of being a councillor.

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