Women and gender equity
Macquarie University launches Workplace Gender Equity Strategy draft for comment
Our bold vision is to lead the way for other universities and organisations, and society more generally, to create greater equality between women and men at work.
The draft Workplace Gender Equity Strategy is intended as a strong statement to the University community of our commitment to create real and sustainable change for equality at Macquarie, building a solid foundation for ongoing improvement.
We want to see gender equity consistently reflected in the fabric of the University – in our structures, our policy, our behaviours and our culture. With this in mind, the draft strategy sets out our commitments and an initial two-year plan of action in six priority areas.
How can staff help shape the Workplace Gender Equity Strategy?
To build and maintain momentum in gender equality, we will need collaboration across the entire University and a combination of initiatives that are University-wide and at the faculty, department and unit level.
We encourage you to read the draft Workplace Gender Equity Strategy and consider how we can work together to bring about the changes needed for a more equitable workplace for all.
Your comments and suggestions on the draft strategy are welcomed, and can be made via email to firstname.lastname@example.org before Friday 10 February 2017.
If you prefer to discuss this in person, please contact Jo Hatton, Manager of Workplace Equity and Diversity at email@example.com or ext. 9703.
The Gender Equity Strategy Committee will hold face-to-face opportunities for discussion across the University to seek feedback and suggestions on the draft strategy and how it can best be implemented. The final Workplace Gender Equity Strategy will be developed in early 2017, and launched at an International Women’s Day event on 8 March.
Introducing our Gender Equity Strategy Committee
Professor Sakkie Pretorius
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research (Co-Chair)
Director of Human Resources (Co-chair)
Director of Property
Faculty General Manager, Faculty of Arts
Lecturer, Department of Indigenous Studies
Director of Campus Life
Manager of Workplace Equity and Diversity
Professor Lesley Hughes
Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research Integrity and Development and Distinguished Professor of Biological Science
Professor Barbara Messerle
Executive Dean, Faculty of Science and Engineering
Professor Anne Ross-Smith
Associate Dean, Curriculum and Quality Assurance, Faculty of Business and Economics
Professor Johanna Westbrook
Director, Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation
Professor Sherman Young
Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning and Teaching