Griffith wins Gender Equality Award

Griffith University has been granted the inaugural WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation.

Griffith is one of only 11 universities in Australia to be awarded the title this year.

Griffith University Vice Chancellor and President Professor Ian O’Connor said receiving the award celebrated and confirmed the inclusive culture of the University.

“I am proud to lead an organisation that has an ongoing commitment to a fair and equitable workplace that supports all staff, irrespective of gender, age, culture, sexual preference or disability.”

“To receive this acknowledgement is an extremely satisfying result and is testimony to our work environment,” he said.

Professor O’Connor said Griffith had created flexible working conditions and removed barriers that prevented staff from reaching their full potential.

“Gender equity in salaries, an open and consultative management style, and a transparent equal opportunity and anti-discrimination policy give Griffith the competitive edge in the employment market.”

Like its predecessor, the Employer of Choice for Women citation, the citation is awarded to organisations with more than 100 employees that have demonstrated they have policies and practices across the organisation, achieving positive outcomes for both women and men.

A full list of the 2014 citation holders can be downloaded here.