A long-standing commitment

We have a long-standing commitment to gender equity that has been recognised by industry and government awards including Women in Technology awards, Athena SWAN Bronze Award in the first Australian Cohort and finalist in the Australian HR Awards (Best Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Program).

Celebrating Griffith's Remarkable Women


Australian Higher Education Joint Sector Position Statement - As a participating institution, we acknowledge the gendered effects of COVID-19 and commit to:

  1. Actively seek equal representation of women in COVID-19 response planning and decision-making as per the recommendations of the United Nations.
  2. Formally monitor and report on gender equity impacts of COVID-19 related decision making (including compounding intersectional factors) within our own institutions and collaborate with other universities and sector partners to address emerging issues.
  3. Continue our participation in the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Athena SWAN initiative (as relevant).
  4. Maintain gender equity and diversity programs and Key Performance Indicators for gender equity and diversity where they currently exist.
  5. Preserve the gender equity progress which has been made to date and into which has been invested significant time, effort and resourcing over many years, by maintaining:
    • women’s representation at senior academic levels D and E
    • women’s representation at senior professional staff levels 10+
    • support for the progression of women as students, higher degree researchers, and early-mid career researchers
    • support for gender equity for those studying and working in ‘non-traditional’ disciplines such as Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine.

Gender Equity Reporting

Each year Griffith reports to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency. Some members of the University community also require compliance letters for grant and other submissions. Reports to Council on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion are also located here. These reports and letters are available to staff via the "Read More" button below.

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Athena SWAN - increasing gender diversity and inclusion in STEMM

Griffith is proud of our remarkable women in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine). We acknowledge the specific equity issues that women face in STEMM fields and are committed to addressing these issues.In December 2018, we were recognised for our commitment to addressing gender inequality in STEMM, by being among the first Australian institutions to receive an Athena SWAN Bronze Institutional Award.

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Leadership and career advancement

Griffith coordinates a number of programs to facilitate women's career progression opportunities including the Women in Leadership program and the Leneen Forde Leaders Program. Some Groups and Elements may facilitate their own offerings. Griffith also provides a diversity of highly regarded leadership programs.

Our Commitment to Gender Pay Equity

Griffith is committed to closing the gender pay gap and are taking steps to identify and remedy differences. In 2019 we took a detailed analysis of pay gaps and improved  processes to reduce differences. We have an ongoing commitment to continue to reduce gaps and report our gender pay gaps to our Council.

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