The average Australian is a female 37-year-old, but the average Liberal Party member is a male in his 60s.
This disconnect is hindering the Liberal Party’s ability to produce policies, a culture and a brand that speaks to women.
New South Wales
Hilma’s Network wants to see a rapid influx of women, and a lowering of the average age of Liberal Party members. We believe we can do this by building a community.
We want to connect Liberal-minded women and proactively engage with them through curated events.
Our target audience is women aged 30-60 as we know this is a void in our membership.
While finding female candidates to run in elections would be a fantastic byproduct, our focus is on membership. We believe preselections are one of the most fundamental parts of our democratic process, but many fail to understand its importance. Even if your worst nightmare is running for Parliament, there is still huge value in Party membership because you will be involved in the preselection process and able to support other women who do want to run.
We are founded by Charlotte Mortlock and Alex Schuman.