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Murdoch University's inclusive, equitable recruitment process

Murdoch Uni recently recruited a Pride and Respect Officer using an innovative hiring approach with a focus on inclusivity and equity. The process worked so well that Murdoch plans to expand it to other areas of the University.

From using inclusive language in the job advertisement to preparing candidates for what to expect in the interview, learn how Murdoch did it in this featured article.


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Intersectional experiences of women of colour in STEMM

Women of colour tend to feel both hypervisible and invisible in Australian STEMM workplaces.

Though frequently sought to do diversity work because of their race/gender, they were excluded from networking events, such as after-work drinks, and had to work much harder than white colleagues to gain recognition of their organisational value.

Read the full study >>


Ethical qualitative data collection

2 November | Webinar

It's hard to understand intersectional experiences in the workplace without qualitative data.

In this webinar, we'll discuss how qualitative data can inform your equity, diversity and inclusion work, and what you should do when collecting, analysing and reporting these data.

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Evaluating the Franklin Women Mentoring Program

2 November | Webinar

The Franklin Women Mentoring Program for mid-career women in health and medical research has been running for 6 years, but is it achieving its goal of improving gender equity?

A recent evaluation suggests it is. Find out how it was implemented and get firsthand insights from a former mentor and mentee from The George Institute.

This event is open to the public.

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Gender UNLIMITED*: Unlocking equity in academic promotions

4 November | Online event

The SAGE project team at Western Sydney University invite you to hear about the recent reforms to the University's academic promotions policy.

Western Sydney researchers and leaders will discuss how the changes will reduce barriers to advancement for women and Indigenous staff.

Register on Eventbrite >>

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Launch of the STEM Equity Evaluation Portal

9 November | Online event

The Office of Australia’s Women in STEM Ambassador has built the STEM Equity Evaluation Portal, a tool for measuring the impact of equity programs in Australia.

Learn how to use the Portal, its key features and the benefits of using a national framework for evaluating the effectiveness of STEM equity programs.

Reserve your spot >>

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Reflection in Practice #4

23 November | Online event

We always leave each Intersectionality Series webinar with lots to think about, so we've organised an informal get-together to unpack the session on ethical qualitative data collection.

It's a great opportunity to ask others about how they collect and use qualitative data in their equity and inclusion work. Come join us for a cuppa and lively conversation.

Register >>


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Workload Allocation Principles Matrix ready for pilot

Even before the onset of COVID-19, workloads have increased dramatically over the past few years, particularly for women.

In response to this issue, the SAGE Workload Allocation Special Interest Group have developed the Workload Allocation Principles Matrix, a tool for promoting fair, equitable workloads for all staff. It includes case study examples of how the principles may be applied in practice.

SAGE subscriber institutions are now invited to pilot the Matrix.

How to participate >>

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Gender quotas for NHMRC grants

In a move to achieve gender equity, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) will give half of its investigator grants for mid-career and senior scientists to women and non-binary applicants from next year.


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Apply for the Homeward Bound program and scholarship

Homeward Bound are now taking applications for their 12-month virtual leadership program, which culminates in a voyage to Antarctica. If you're a South Pacific woman in STEMM, you may also be eligible for a scholarship to participate. Apply by 8 November.

Learn more >>

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National study on workplace sexual harassment

Have you experienced or witnessed workplace sexual harassment?

Researchers from the Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre would like to ask you about those experiences and your views on how workplaces should prevent, or intervene in, these situations.

Complete the survey >>

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Applications open for the 2023 Stanner Award

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholars are invited to submit manuscripts for the Award, sponsored by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS). The winner will receive $5000 in prize money, mentoring and editorial support to publish their manuscript, and an inscribed glass eel trap sculpture.

Apply now >>

Culturally and Racially Marginalised (CARM) Women in Leadership

This project by Diversity Council Australia aims to amplify the voices and unheard stories of women who hold, and aspire to, senior leadership roles in Australian organisations.

If you're a CARM woman, non-binary or gender diverse person, you can contribute to this project by sharing your experiences of cultural and racial diversity and inclusion in leadership. The survey closes midnight Sunday 6 November.

Start survey >>

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