Last night at Parliament House Sydney, 50 of NSW’s top performers in the state’s Public Sector were honoured and recognised for their work as they were named on the inaugural Top 50 Public Sector Women (NSW) List.
The Top 50 initiative was held for the first time last year in Victoria and was so well received, the organisers, Davidson in partnership with NSW Government and SEEK, introduced the event to NSW and received an overwhelming response.
Elizabeth Cosson is a name which should long be remembered in Australian history.
In April, Cosson was appointed to the role of Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs heralding the realisation of what had been a dream for many –gender parity in the upper echelons of the Australian Public Service (APS).
While women make up two-thirds of the NSW Public Sector workforce, they still hold just over one-third of senior leadership positions in the sector. There is no good reason for this and the reality of seeing gender parity in the workforce remains long overdue.