Logan leads the way for women
Published: 8 March 2017
Logan is leading the way for women in Local Government with 50 per cent of elected councillors being female.
Logan City Council is the only one in South East Queensland that can boast equal representation among its elected officials.
It has come a long way from the inaugural council in 1981 which had no female councillors.
Deputy mayor Cherie Dalley said the voters of Logan should be congratulated for seeing through the gender divide.
“Every workplace is enriched by having a strong female representation and I think the people of Logan have recognised that,” Cr Dalley said.
“It shows that gender is not the barrier it used to be when it comes to Local Government.”
Mayor Luke Smith said women play a crucial role in the council’s success.
“In addition to six female councillors women represent 48 per cent of our full time staff and 43 per cent of our overall workforce,” Mayor Smith said.
“That is a great outcome but also a reminder that we do have a little way to go when it comes to achieving gender equality.”
Staff and all Logan councillors will celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) tomorrow by posing for photographs for Council’s #BeBoldForChange album on Facebook.
#BeBoldForChange is the rallying cry for this year’s IWD, with organisers urging participants to ask themselves the question - what if the world truly stepped up to take bold action?