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Women in Science seeking awards

UAEW publishes new resource supporting women in applying for awards

Wednesday, 17 February 2021

The Universities Australia Executive Women  Group, has published a resource designed to redress gender inequality in the awards system through supporting the increase in women being nominated for and receiving awards.


Workplace Gender Equality Agency Data Launch 2020

Wednesday, 09 December 2020

On Thursday, 26 November 2020, ECU marked the release of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) 2019-2020 reporting dataset with an on-campus screening of the data launch.

Dr Michelle Ellis speaking to a group of young women about the Girls' Programming Network.

Girls Programming Network Day at ECU

Thursday, 26 November 2020

The final Girls Programming Network event for 2020, saw women from the IT industry teaching 70 high school girls how to code at ECU’s Joondalup Campus.

Professor Michelle Colgrave and Professor Mindy Blaise

Gender inequities and food security research funding success for ECU

Monday, 23 November 2020

Wheat quality and everyday sexisms are two important issues being addressed through Edith Cowan University’s latest success in Australian Research Council (ARC) funding.

CEDA Women in Leadership panel discussion

CEDA Women in Leadership series 2020: Women in leadership – the ‘isms’ of diversity

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

On 27 October 2020, CEDA held their most recent event in the ‘Women in Leadership’ series for Western Australia; an event that ECU has proudly continued to co-sponsor for the fourth consecutive year.

ECU Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Cobie Rudd, presenting at the BreastScreen WA annual Pink Ribbon Breakfast

BreastScreen WA Pink Ribbon Breakfast 2020

Tuesday, 10 November 2020

ECU Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Partnerships) Professor Cobie Rudd, was invited to be a keynote speaker at the annual BreastScreen WA Pink Ribbon Breakfast 2020.

Current events


2021 Edith Cowan Memorial Lecture celebrating International Women's Day

8 March 2020, ECU Joondalup Pines, Perth, Western Australia

Join ECU for their annual Edith Cowan Memorial Lecture celebrating International Women’s Day, with Ms Libby Lyons, Director of the Australian Government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) and inaugural Chair of Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Limited Board. Ms Lyons will discuss Australia’s progress towards gender equality, current breakthroughs for women and girls in the workforce and how organisations and the community are building inclusive workplace cultures.

Past events

WGEA Data Launch 2020

26 November 2020 9:30 AM to 11.30 AM

Join ECU colleagues for an online viewing of the launch of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) 2020 data set providing the latest insights and trends on the status gender equality in Australian workplaces

Resilience in Research

Wednesday 2 December 2020, Microsoft Teams Event.

Professor Parker discusses research on resilience, as well as some of her personal experiences. She will be joined by ARC Laureate Fellow Alexandra Aikhenvald (James Cook University) and ARC Centre Director Janeen Baxter (University of Queensland), who will each share challenges they have experienced, how they handled these challenges, as well as how they help others to be resilient.

Participants will have the opportunity to virtually share tips with each other, and ask the guests questions.

Managing Home-Work Challenges

Wednesday 4 November 2020, Microsoft Teams Event.

With ARC Laureate Fellows Sharon Parker, Lisa Kewley and Jolanda Jetten. More details coming soon.

Managing Your Mental Health and Well-Being at Work

Wednesday 7 October 2020, Microsoft Teams Event, Open to all women employed in academic research positions, Level A to Level E, across all disciplines and Universities/ Research institutions.

Join three female Australian Research Council Laureate Fellows - an organisational psychologist, a plant biologist, and a criminologist - to reflect on how to optimise your health and well-being at work.

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