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Increasing the representation of women in the news

Thursday, 10 October 2019

The ABC is aiming to boost the number of women discussing issues as experts on their news programs across Radio, Online and TV. Their newly launched 50:50 Project aims to create a database of expert women to participate in interviews, provide commentary, or engage in discussions across digital and broadcast platforms. If you are interested in taking part in this project, sign up using the 50:50 project's nomination form.

ECU's journey to achieving gender diversity and equality

Wednesday, 09 October 2019 Employment Opportunities > Athena SWAN > Media Releases > Athena Swan Media Releases > 2019 > 10

ECU has been featured in the 3rd Edition of the Cultural Times, an independent magazine that celebrates the diversity and uniqueness of various cultures from around the world.

ECU female role models nominated for the WiTWA Awards 2019

Tuesday, 24 September 2019 Employment Opportunities > Athena SWAN > Media Releases > Athena Swan Media Releases > 2019 > 09

ECU female staff members have been recognised by Women in Tech WA (WiTWA), the Perth-based, not for profit organisation providing a framework for women in tech [+] to extend their networks and expand their knowledge on a broad range of professional topics.

Business Insights WA HR Leadership Summit

Thursday, 12 September 2019 Employment Opportunities > Athena SWAN > Media Releases > Athena Swan Media Releases > 2019 > 09

ECU's Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Partnerships), Professor Cobie Rudd has delivered the presentation of the conference at the annual Business Insights Western Australian HR Leadership Summit in Perth. Professor Rudd spoke of ECU’s journey to gender equality and diversity as head of the University portfolio for institutional gender equality accreditation.

CEDA Women in Leadership series 2019: Women in Leadership - champions of diversity and inclusion.

Thursday, 12 September 2019 Employment Opportunities > Athena SWAN > Media Releases > Athena Swan Media Releases > 2019 > 09

CEDA held their most recent event in the ‘Women in Leadership’ series for Western Australia, on 8 August 2019. The second event for the series was entitled 'Women in Leadership; champions of diversity and inclusion’.

2019 Edith Cowan Athena SWAN Advancement Scheme

Friday, 30 August 2019 Employment Opportunities > Athena SWAN > Media Releases > Athena Swan Media Releases > 2019 > 08

The Edith Cowan Athena SWAN Advancement Scheme continues to recognise and celebrate the achievements and potential of staff at ECU.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Partnerships) presents at the ECU Bluestocking Week event 2019

Thursday, 15 August 2019 Employment Opportunities > Athena SWAN > Media Releases > Athena Swan Media Releases > 2019 > 08

Professor Cobie Rudd, ECU Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Partnerships), was invited to present at the ECU Bluestocking Week event.

Women in the Humanities Workshop

Thursday, 01 August 2019 Employment Opportunities > Athena SWAN > Media Releases > Athena Swan Media Releases > 2019 > 07

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Partnerships), Professor Cobie Rudd from Edith Cowan University (ECU) was a guest speaker at the Women in the Humanities workshop held 22 July 2019.

Maths Empowering Girls

Monday, 15 July 2019 Employment Opportunities > Athena SWAN > Media Releases > Athena Swan Media Releases > 2019 > 07


Maths Empowering Girls Day saw 240 Year 9 school girls participate in mathematical based activities.

STEMM Women's Advancement Program focus groups

Tuesday, 02 July 2019 Employment Opportunities > Athena SWAN > Media Releases > Athena Swan Media Releases > 2019 > 07

Eight focus groups were held to discuss barriers and enablers for academic women to advance their careers at ECU.

CEDA Women in Leadership series 2019: Women in leadership – diversity in the Public Sector

Monday, 17 June 2019 Employment Opportunities > Athena SWAN > Media Releases > Athena Swan Media Releases > 2019 > 06

ECU proudly continues to co-sponsor CEDA’s Women in Leadership series with the current event entitled ‘Diversity in the Public Sector’.

Five stars for parenting room

Tuesday, 04 June 2019 Employment Opportunities > Athena SWAN > Media Releases > Athena Swan Media Releases > 2019 > 06

The Athena SWAN parenting room at Edith Cowan College has achieved a 5-star rating from the Australian Breastfeeding Association.

ECU features in Women in STEM Strategy

Sunday, 07 April 2019

The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science has launched ‘Advancing Women in STEM’, the government’s strategy for women in STEM aims to increase gender equity in STEM education and careers. ECU is the only university to feature as a case study for the publication.

ECU makes an impact with sixth place global ranking for gender equality

Thursday, 04 April 2019

ECU has been ranked sixth in the world for Gender Equality and is in the top 50 overall in the new Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings. This ranking indicator focuses on universities’ commitment to encouraging women to enter and succeed in academia and university study, and universities’ gender equality policies.

ECU Women’s Community celebrates International Women’s Day

Friday, 08 March 2019 Employment Opportunities > Athena SWAN > Media Releases > Athena Swan Media Releases > 2019 > 03

Professor Cobie Rudd met with ECU’s Women Community to mark and celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March 2019.

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