“We’ve got big plans” – MQ Inclusion gives all staff a voice for change

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“Inclusion means looking at my daughters in the face and explaining to them how things will be different when they join the workplace.”
– Pete Boyle, CEO U@MQ and Co-Chair MQ Inclusion

“Having your own voice is very important and I find that people don’t use it because they don’t feel they can share that voice.”
– Katrina Sealy, Faculty of Science and Engineering

We all know that a truly inclusive Macquarie community is only possible when all our staff can get behind it, and have their own voice at the table.

Now, a new approach to D&I is giving everyone at the University a chance to be part of positive change, with a new MQ Inclusion Committee combining coordinated local action with whole-of-institution leadership and strategy.

Here, some of the members of the Committee share what inclusion means to them and explain how the Committee is changing the way we approach D&I at Macquarie.

Inspired? You can find contact details for your local Committee on the Diversity and Inclusion staff site – they’re ready to hear your ideas.


Join the conversation about diversity and inclusion when Macquarie celebrates International Women’s Day with a range of faculty-based events on Tuesday 9 March, including Macquarie Business School’s morning tea (which external staff can attend via Zoom), and AIHI’s Women in Leadership event.

 

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  1. I notice the buzzword Inclusion being thrown around. International Women’s Day should absolutely be recognised and celebrated. However Mardi Gras was last week and there was not a whisper about inclusion of our LGBTQIA+ staff, students and patients.
    When the marriage equality debate raged throughout Australia, Macquarie University’s “neutral” stance was heard loud and clear.
    Inclusion should actually include everybody.

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