Women leaders: how to achieve gender parity in public and civil services around the world

Graphic by Jack Aldane
January 19, 2023

It is widely accepted that having public and civil service workforces that resemble the populations they serve leads to better policies and better outcomes for citizens. And yet Global Government Forum’s latest Women Leaders Index found that the mean proportion of women in top civil service jobs across G20 nations is less than 30%. 

EU and OECD countries fare better overall, and many countries have made great progress towards gender parity as a result of concerted efforts to make positive change – but if women’s voices are to equal men’s in the leadership ranks of government departments around the world, there is much more work to be done.

This webinar will run through the key findings of the Women Leaders Index, and provide personal insights from female leaders in government on how they got to where they are today, the challenges they faced as they climbed the career ladder, and what more they believe needs to be done to support women into top roles.

Join this webinar to find out:

  • The reasons why diversity and inclusion in government is important.
  • What civil and public services are going to improve gender parity in the highest ranks of public services.
  • What barriers exist to greater female representation in senior public service leadership and how they can be tackled.

Public servants can register here for free to attend this webinar


USA/Canada Eastern Time (EST): 09:30 – 10:45
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT): 14:30 – 15:45
Central European Time (CET): 15:30 – 16:45
Eastern European Time (EET): 16:30 – 17:45
Singapore Time (SGT): 22:30 – 23:45
Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST): 01:30 – 02:45