The citation is committed to achieving gender equality in workplaces.

For the third year in a row, Curtin University has been named Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE).

The university is one of more than 100 organisations to be awarded the citation by the Workplace Gender Equality agency (WGEA).

The acknowledgement is designed to encourage, recognise and promote active commitment to achieving gender equality in Australian workplaces.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry said the citation recognised Curtin’s continued focus and commitment to achieving gender equality in the workplace.

“The EOCGE citation addresses the structural and cultural barriers that prevent women and men from equally participating at all levels of an organisation,” Professor Terry said.

She also highlighted that the “Criteria for the citation covers leadership, learning and development, gender remuneration gaps, flexible working and other initiatives to support family responsibilities, employee consultation, preventing sex-based harassment and discrimination, and targets for improving gender equality outcomes.”

Strategies being implemented at Curtin include assisting portfolio managers to understand the gender pay profile, reviewing recruitment policy and processes, strengthening career development for female academic staff and encouraging female staff to apply for academic promotion.

Professor Terry said, “This ongoing commitment has resulted in increased participation by women in academic and professional roles across the University and we are now focusing on achieving gender equality at senior levels of the organisation.

“This ultimately benefits the University as we are able to attract, reward and retain staff who can make a valuable contribution to our organisation.”

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