A group of young women met with Women’s Interests Minister Simone McGurk this morning as the McGowan Government aims to address gender equality in WA.
The group of women aged between 19-24 years old, participated in the roundtable gender equality discussion to illustrate the issue of leadership, change and status quo disruption.
Award winning young Aboriginal women ambassadors Darci Miller and Georgie Carey also attended the meeting as representatives.
Topics include public health, young people care rights, disability, social entrepreneurship, LGBT rights, and domestic violence were addressed during the meeting.
Minister Simone McGurk says young women have huge desires to make positive change in the community through leadership positions.
“Despite a gender pay gap, as well as persistent inequity across our society, there is a real desire by young women to take up leadership positions and roles that see them influencing positive change in their communities,” Ms McGurk said.
We will be engaging with women from all walks of life to hear what challenges they are facing, where the opportunities might lie – and how we, as a government and a community, can help Western Australian girls and women reach their full potential.”