GRIDD is one of Griffith University’s champions of diversity and gender equity
We are champions of diversity in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM), ensuring that all our staff and students are best positioned to reach their full potential.
GRIDD highly values diversity. GRIDD staff and higher degree research candidates come from diverse ethnic backgrounds, from more than a dozen countries across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas. GRIDD also highly values and champions gender equity, acknowledging the specific equity issues that women may face in STEMM fields.
More broadly, Griffith University is proud to be among the first Australian institutions to receive an Athena SWAN Bronze Institutional Award in 2018.
The Athena SWAN Charter began in the UK in 2005, with 10 organisations including the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. A major goal is to promote women in STEMM, particularly with a view to increasing the proportion of women in leadership roles.
Athena SWAN provides an avenue for the University to build on previous efforts in gender equity, reflect on gaps and pinch points for women, and develop an action plan for the coming years to address the under-representation of women in the academic workforce.
Griffith proudly supports women in science. Gender equity is demonstrated through policies and provisions to support women and men throughout their careers, including generous parental leave, flexible work arrangements and genuine consideration of equity matters in key processes such as performance and promotion.