Breaking through the glass ceiling

By Claire Porter | 14 March 2017

On International Women’s Day this year, we celebrated the role of women in the local government workforce, and the importance of diversity in policy-making. We made three short films full of advice and experiences from women across the country, at all stages in their local government careers. We received incredible footage of reflection and advice from those who have reached the top and are paving the way for the generations that will follow them.

While the sector now has many women joining the workforce and moving up to upper levels of management, the vast majority of senior leaders and chief executives are still men – particularly in areas such as planning, infrastructure and highways.

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