In summary, participating in the Women‟s Forum was invaluable because it enabled the Australian delegation to really understand how different countries are dealing with the need to produce a rapid increase in the numbers of women on boards and in managements. I was left with the view that our approach had many others watching and that 2011/12 will be a key period for assessing whether our approach continues with real momentum or whether ultimately legislation will be required here as well.
Jillian Segal AM is a non-executive director of ASX Limited and NAB.
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