ECU recognised Equal Pay Day today (31 August 2018), an initiative of the Workplace Gender and Equality Agency (WGEA) highlighting the gender pay gap in Australia. While the national gender pay gap has dropped to its lowest level in 20 years at 14.6 per cent, full time average weekly earnings for women are still $244.80 less than men.
ECU proudly continues to co-sponsor CEDA’s Women in Leadership series in 2018. The theme for this session on 9 August 2018 delivered a diverse range of opinions and solutions on what is required of leadership to develop and support a truly diverse workforce.
The Scheme continues to support career aspirations and gender equality initiatives at ECU with two recipients from the School of Medical and Health Sciences and one recipient from the School of Nursing and Midwifery taking the honours in the 2018 round. A celebratory event was held on 8 August, attended by a large and supportive collective from the ECU community.
ECU chaired June's CEO’s for Gender Equity ‘CEO Roundtable’ event, discussing the importance of using various levers to improve gender outcomes within organisations.
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Steve Chapman outlined measures taken by the ECU to encourage women in STEM following feedback from staff and students on barriers faced.
The 2018 International Women’s Day campaign is #PressForProgress and ECU’s annual Edith Cowan Memorial Lecture on the 8th of March featured 6 inspirational individuals each sharing their own stories of progress and overcoming challenges to reach their goals.
The United Nations Association of Australia WA hosted a panel event at ECU featuring several of ECU’s academic staff. Entitled ‘Advancing Women in STEMM - Celebrating our achievements and working towards gender equality’, panel members shared their journeys, challenges and achievements, discussing how their education has empowered them.
Bunbury raised transgender actress Dannielle Alexis from the TV show Wentworth led a candid discussion about acceptance and understanding at a Pride Breakfast hosted by OUT South West on Saturday 25 November 2017.The event was jointly sponsored by Edith Cowan University and The Burlington Hotel.
ECU has joined forces with UniSuper in its continued support of career progression opportunities to address some of the barriers faced in the workplace relating to career breaks. Vice-Chancellor, Professor Steve Chapman presented certificates to the recipients of the inaugural ECU UniSuper PD Fund initiative on the Joondalup campus in a formal ceremony at the Council Chambers Foyer on 22 November 2017.
For those who missed this event held in February 2017 on ECU’s Joondalup Campus
Professor Cobie Rudd features in a series of presentation summaries from the STEM Gender Equality Congress 2017, speaking on gender imbalance in the workplace, academia and STEM disciplines. The international event took place in Berlin, Germany in June 2017, featuring gender equality leaders in STEM from around the world.
Congratulations to PhD student Jonathan Messer on winning the best LGBT documentary at the 2017 Atlanta Docufest Festival for his film 'It's Not Just Me.' In working towards his PhD, Jonathan’s film documents the lives of four transgender men living in Perth who are at various stages of transitioning.
As gold sponsors for this key event on the SAGE annual calendar, members of ECU Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team attended the two day symposium, focusing on practical solutions for implementing change in the STEMM sector from across the nation as well as discussing organisational wide cultural transformation in gender equality best practice.
Staff representatives from across the University met for a special event including an address by the Vice-Chancellor.
The Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) Women in Leadership series ran its second event for 2017, entitled 'Calling out financial bias and imbalance' to an audience that spanned all industries. Speakers from NAB, HESTA and ECU spoke on their commitments to gender pay equity and the importance of increasing gender diversity in the workplace. ECU are proud sponsors of CEDA's Women in Leadership Event series for 2017.
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