International Women's Day is an important global day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements and contributions of women.
To mark this day, the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) would like to acknowledge the significant contributions women have made, and continue to make, to the NDIS.
Women are a driving force behind the NDIS, which is supporting more than 213,000 Australian women living with disability to live fulfilling lives and play significant roles in the workforce and their communities.
The Scheme is contributing to gender equality in Australia by supporting women who live with disability, and those women who care for family members with disability, to work in their chosen fields. Recent data shows a 21% relative increase in families/carers in paid employment.
Women make up 74% of the permanent NDIA workforce.
We aim to be an employer of choice for women and women with disability, providing equal opportunities for all staff, regardless of their gender identity.
As of 28 February 2023, women represent 53% of the Senior Executive Services staff, including our CEO Rebecca Falkingham - the first female CEO since the NDIA’s inception.
To acknowledge International Women’s Day, we are highlighting some of the stories of women, whose NDIS supports are helping them live fulfilling lives.