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How UniSQ is improving visibility across equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives

To increase employee engagement with equity, diversity and inclusion issues and initiatives, the University of Southern Queensland (UniSQ) developed a dedicated dashboard and website to keep employees informed about relevant information and progress.

Learn about how UniSQ worked to develop a comprehensive SAGE dashboard at the link below.

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Boosting the number of female faculty

In this Nature article, SAGE subscriber institution The University of Melbourne shares lessons from their affirmative-recruitment initiative for women faculty in STEM.

Want to learn more about this issue? Listen to our podcast episode on how to disrupt the system through women-only recruitment.

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Why we need more Indigenous editors

In this piece for The Conversation, Sandra Phillips from the University of Queensland talks about the importance of publishing Indigenous voices and how to mature Australian publishing in this space. 

She highlights that the publishing industry cannot solely rely on its Indigenous workforce to do this, and that its culture needs to change. 

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Intersectional invisibilty in women's diversity interventions

Many diversity interventions are ineffective. The authors of this frontiers article discuss the role of intra-group differences amongst women in relation to this issue, and what this means for organisations and the field of academic social sciences.

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A tool to navigate your research career

Christina Boswell from the University of Edinburgh introduces a newly developed tool to help researchers map their activities to expose where activity is clustered. The tool helps researchers be more strategic and selective in what they take on and supports reflection about career priorities and goals.

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WATCH

Ethical demographic data collection

Catch up on this session of the Intersectionality series with Bobby Maher from the Maiam nayri Wingara Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Data Sovereignty Collective, Nicole Stewart from Edith Cowan University, and Joel Anderson from the Australian Catholic University.

This time, we discuss ways to co-design demographic questions, avoid deficit indicators and decide who gets access to the data collected.

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Using human factors and ergonomics for gender equity

Learn more on how to use Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE) methods for gender equity in this latest webinar.

Gemma Read from the University of the Sunshine Coast looks at how HFE methods can help design safe, user-friendly products that meet people’s needs. She also discusses how we can apply the same methods to set up workplace policies and systems that achieve inclusive outcomes for all.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Reflection in Practice (Session 3)

Monday,10 October 

Reflection in Practice sessions are informal discussion spaces for participants to ask each other questions, exchange perspectives on the previous sessions’ content and workshop ideas for applying intersectionality in your organisation’s gender equity, diversity and inclusion work.

This time, we'll discuss:
🖌️ how to co-design demographic questions and response options, and avoid deficit indicators,
📊 the limitations of HR data (as opposed to anonymous surveys, for example) as a means of measuring diversity, and
👀 who gets to see these data, in what form, and for what purpose.

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NEWS

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Applications for Women in AI Awards 2023 now open

Are you a female innovator in the AI field and based in the Asia-Pacific? WAI Awards 2023 APAC is now open for applications. Women working in industry, universities, startups, government, research institutes or NGOs can apply.

Committed to supporting and rewarding excellence to Women in AI, the WAI Awards 2023 will be prestigious in their recognition and vital in building credibility and exposure for women in AI in the Asia-Pacific.

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Preventing sexual harassment at work

In 2022 the landmark Respect@Work inquiry found that sexual harassment at work is an entrenched part of life for many workers. This research looks at what universities are doing to prevent and address workplace sexual harassment before complaints come to the Human Rights Commission or the media.

If you're a diversity practitioner please fill out this survey to help researchers better understand what universities are doing in this space, and how they could do better.

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Internship for persons with a disability

Are you a person with disability who is currently studying or recently graduated from university? If so, you might be interested in the Australian Network on Disability's Stepping Into Internship program.

If you meet the employer’s job description and are successful in your application, they’ll host you as a paid intern. You’ll gain practical experience and confidence in the workplace, which will give you an advantage stepping into your career once you graduate.

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Apply now for a CEW Census INSEAD Transition Scholarship

Chief Executive Women is offering two Australian women leaders an incredible opportunity to complete the INSEAD Leadership Transition course in Fontainebleau, France in 2023. 

The CEW Census INSEAD Leadership Transition Scholarship is open to two mid to senior level women working in any sector, who have held their current senior managerial roles for at least five years.  

Apply now>>

AICD Women's Regional, Rural and Remote Diversity Scholarship 2022 now open

The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) are offering a scholarship that provides existing and emerging female leaders across regional, rural and remote areas the opportunity to participate in world-class courses and develop their director careers.

The program is offering 30 full-fee scholarships for experienced directors and 24 full-fee scholarships for emerging directors. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, culturally diverse women, women with disability and those in the not-for-profit sector are encouraged to apply.

Apply now >>

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