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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How are women on the Premier's Women's Directory vetted?

How are women on the Premier's Women's Directory vetted?

The application process for the Premier's Women's Directory is designed to ensure ease of application for the candidate while maintaining the highest level of quality and information about the candidates in the directory.

Applicants become members of the Directory by entering their information online. Applicants details will not be made live on the Directory until they have been reviewed by the Office for Women.  If necessary the applicant may be contacted to provide additional information. Once approved, members details are available on the Directory immediately. Once included in the directory, members can edit or add to their entry online at any time.

How can I ensure my search includes only women with a high level of board experience?

How can I ensure my search includes only women with a high level of board experience?

You can limit your searches to women who have high level board experience by ticking Limit to people with high level board experience. This option is available in the Simple search and Advanced search.

The women included in the Directory under this field have been through an evaluation process to ensure that they have high level skills, expertise and experience. These women have had extensive board experience and may have chairing experience.

How can I gain access to search the Directory?

How can I gain access to search the Directory?

Applications for a username and password can be made by emailing a completed request for password application form to officeforwomen@dcsi.sa.gov.au

The key criterion is a genuine need to identify women for nomination to boards and committees.

How can I search for a chair candidate?

How can I search for a chair candidate?

You can limit your searches to women who have chair experience by ticking Limit to people with chair experience in your search. This option is available in the Simple search and Advanced search.

How do I contact candidates?

How do I contact candidates?

Women's contact details are not available online for privacy reasons. Contact the Office for Women should you require contact details of candidates.

How do I know when a profile was last updated?

How do I know when a profile was last updated?

The Last updated date is listed at the bottom of each woman's cv.

While the Office for Women makes every effort to ensure profiles are as up-to-date as possible, some profiles may not be current as it is the responsibility of each member to update their own profile.

How do I update my profile?

How do I update my profile?

You can log on to the database and update your profile at any time. Any amendments made will be approved by the Office for Women and then made live on the website.

To update your profile log on here using your username (email address) and password.

I am having difficulty finding suitable candidates for a specific position. What can I do?

I am having difficulty finding suitable candidates for a specific position. What can I do?

The Office for Women can provide tailored searches to meet the requested specific needs of boards. Notice of a week or more will ensure a quality comprehensive search.

I have a question about a candidate's experience/legal name/current position. How can I clarify this question?

I have a question about a candidate's experience/legal name/current position. How can I clarify this question?

You can obtain contact information from the Office for Women and contact the candidate directly to clarify any points on her profile.

I have registered as a member of the Directory, what happens next?

I have registered as a member of the Directory, what happens next?

  1. Applicants become members of the Directory by entering their information online. Applicants details will not be made live on the Directory until they have been reviewed by the Office for Women.  If necessary the applicant may be contacted to provide additional information.
  2. Once approved, members details are available on the Directory immediately. Once included in the directory, members can edit or add to their entry online at any time.
  3. Members of the Directory are also invited to join the South Australian Premier's Women's Directory LinkedIn Group. This group provides an avenue for members to network and share information about getting on boards and women in leadership.
  4. As a member of the Directory you will also receive emails from the Office for Women with information on board vacancies and events related to board membership and leadership in general.
  5. Once your profile is made active you may be contacted at any time to consider a board appointment. It is important to note that inclusion on the Directory does not mean that you will automatically be offered appointment to a position, nor does it commit you to accepting an appointment if it is offered to you.
  6. The Office for Women receives requests to undertakea search of the Directory according to specific board criteria. Or if they are authorised, an organisation might login to the website and perform the online search themselves. Search criteria may include specificskills, qualifications, industry and sector experience and areas ofinterest.  We then provide details of potential candidates for their consideration.
  7. To protect your privacy, contact details are not included on the website. Organisations wishing to contact members of the Directory for potential board or committee appointments must go through the Office for Women.
  8. Each board and committee is differentand has its own process for filling board vacancies.  However, in eachcase the requesting agency or organisation will liaise with you directly todetermine your interest in the position and to take you through the nextsteps.

What are the search criteria?

What are the search criteria?

To enable quick and targeted searches for suitable candidates, there are many ways to search the Premier's Women's Directory. Simple search

On the Simple Search page  you can search by one or a combination of the following criteria:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Keyword: the keyword search option will search for a word or a combination of words from all of the information in the candidate profiles.
  • High level experience: These women have had extensive past board experience and some may have chairing experience.
  • Chair experience: By ticking this box, a search will return only women who have chair experience.
  • Profile: This search option may be helpful when a prospective board is seeking a particular set of skills or qualifications.

Advanced search

In addition to the above options, on the Advanced Search page you can search by up to three keywords or four profiles at a time.  You can also tick the box to Show description in the search results enabling you to see each members cv in the search results.

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Last Updated:
16 May 2017
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