For the eighth consecutive year, UNSW has been recognised as an Employer of Choice for its initiatives to support and advance women in the workplace.
UNSW is one of 125 organisations from across Australia to receive the award today from the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA).
“The leaders of the organisations on this list recognise there is a competitive advantage to be obtained by employing a diverse workforce,” said EOWA Director, Helen Conway.
“They are attracting women into non-traditional roles where there are skills shortages, reaping the rewards of increased retention rates, and realising the benefits of flexible work practices.”
UNSW Vice-Chancellor Professor Fred Hilmer said identifying, developing and promoting female talent is a priority for the University.
“I am very pleased that UNSW has received an Employer of Choice for Women citation for the eighth consecutive year," he said.
“The important announcement coincides with the release of the Academic Women’s Employment Strategy for 2012-2014, which is one of the University’s goals. The strategy is a critical part of UNSW’s aspiration to attract and retain the very best people.”
Initiatives developed under UNSW’s gender equity program include the Academic Women in Leadership scheme, the Vice-Chancellor’s Child Care Travel Fund and the Career Advancement Fund. The Academic Women’s Employment Strategy 2012-2014 positions gender equity as a strategic priority for UNSW.
Watch: The Vice-Chancellor launches the UNSW Academic Women’s Employment Strategy
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