Griffith University has a long standing commitment to gender equality in its workforce with initiatives in place to support the success of our staff and students.
We are proud to have been consistently recognised as an Employer of Choice for Women (2001-2013) and Gender Equality (2014-present).
The Athena SWAN Charter is an evaluation and accreditation program that works towards enhancing gender equity in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine. The Charter recognises excellence in employment practices that advance and promote the careers of women and gender minorities in STEMM subjects through Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards
Gender pay equality
Griffith University is proud to be a supporter of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Pay Equity Daughter Water Campaign - 'Daughter Water', which is aimed at lifting the lid on gender pay equity and encouraging business and CEOs to make pay equality a priority. The campaign's mission is that every employer in Australia will conduct a gender pay analysis.
As a Pay Equity Ambassador, Vice Chancellor, Professor Ian O'Connor is committed to helping the WGEA achieve its mission. Ambassadors are business leaders who have helped set up new 'norms' and seen pay equity and gender equality more broadly recognised as standard business practice.
Gender pay gap analysis
A gender pay gap analysis is conducted annually by the Office of Human Resource Management. This analysis compares a range of factors; including like-for-like, level-by-level and the University wide gender pay gap. It assists in identifying and highlighting elements who do not have gender equality within their workforce.
This information is then used by Office of Human Resources and the University Executive to develop and implement strategies to reduce representation and identify pay gap discrepancies.