Flexible working arrangements are helping women in the NSW labour market lead the way in jobs growth, with women filling 60 per cent of the 372,500 jobs created in NSW since April 2015, according to a new report released by the NSW Government.

Minister for Women Tanya Davies said the 2018 Women in NSW Report provides valuable insights into the status of women across three areas: economic advancement; health and community participation.

“The NSW Government is committed to advancing the social and economic equality between women and men, girls and boys,” Mrs Davies said.

“NSW continues to be a place of economic prosperity for women, with more than 60 per cent of jobs created in the State since April 2015 filled by women.

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“Despite these significant achievements, working women continue to be under-represented in some professions and leadership roles – we are committed to changing this.”

Mrs Davies said the NSW Government is working hard to increase the number of women in senior roles in the public sector from 33 per cent, to 50 per cent, by 2025.

“More women than ever are reaching their potential, leading our economy, accessing jobs and career opportunities and giving back to their communities,” Mrs Davies added.

Mrs Davies will launch the report today at Parliament House with a panel of influential women representing each of the three key themes:

  • Economic Advancement and Empowerment – Juliet Duffy, Director, Enviroscience
  • Health and Wellbeing – Hala Zreiqat Professor Biomedical Engineering, Sydney University
  • Participation and Empowerment – Athena Venios, Director, Greater Sydney Project Office, R.M.S