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CQU a leader in gender equity

Published:20 August 2020

CQUniversity is a leader in gender equity

CQUniversity Australia has once again performed well in an annual report on gender equity that measures the percentage of women in professional and academic roles at Australian universities.

The latest statistics outlined in a report from Universities Australia, using data from the Department of Education, Skills and Employment, show that in the last 12 months, 72.5 per cent of professional roles and 55.1 per cent of academic roles at CQUniversity were filled by women.

Both figures are significantly higher than the Australian sector average of 66.4 per cent for professional staff and 47.7 per cent for academic staff.

CQUniversity has now exceeded sector averages for both areas for the past three years.

Along with overall professional and academic roles, CQUniversity has also performed well when it comes to women in senior academic roles.

CQUniversity’s Vice-Chancellor and President said that the report highlights CQUniversity’s strong focus on gender equity in the workplace and supporting women with career development and leadership opportunities.

“Universities provide strong opportunities for everyone to develop their careers.

“CQUniversity is especially focused on nurturing talent across both our professional and academic work areas and ensuring all our employees have the same opportunities to develop professionally.

“We are extremely proud of these statistics and are committed to continuous improvement when it comes to gender equity in the workplace.

“CQUniversity has a strong culture when it comes to professional development and mentoring and we are always building on this,” said Professor Klomp.

More than half of CQUniversity’s university management committee identify as female.