News and Events
30 September 2019
When the highly esteemed Professor Priscilla Kincaid-Smith was a young doctor in the 1950s, she defied the government of South Africa to work in the slums of Soweto.
7 March 2019
A small girl stands with her hands on her hips, her feet firmly grounded, her face struck with an expression of calm resolution.
6 March 2019
“Huh? You don’t look like a scientist!” I’ve been the recipient of this puzzling statement made by numerous puzzled people over the course of my so-far-short, but as far as I can tell, not-so-puzzling scientific career.
07 December 2018
Monash has successfully achieved an inaugural Athena SWAN Bronze award through the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) initiative.
28 November 2018
In 2012, the website and advocacy group Parlour published its first, and devastating, statistical portrayal of the loss of women from the architecture profession and their sparseness at senior levels.
21 February 2018
Monash University has again solidified its stance as a leader in workplace gender equality, receiving the prestigious Employer of Choice for Gender Equality.
7 December 2017
Participants of 2017 Women's Mentoring Program attended the end of the year celebration to reflect on the year’s achievements and share their learning and experiences over high tea. Deputy Chancellor, Chair of Monash College and former Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police, Dr Christine Nixon was welcomed as guest speaker.
6 November 2017
Did you know that we appointed our very first Equal Opportunity Coordinator in 1987? We met with Dr Margaret James 30 years since she first took on her pioneering role as the University’s first Equal Opportunity Coordinator.
7 September 2017
Panel members spoke about inclusive culture, policies and practices for recruitment, promotion, achievement relative to opportunity as well as flexible work and support for parents and carers.
17 August 2017
Each year, Diversity and Inclusion Week brings together our staff and students to celebrate the diversity of the Monash community and strengthen our inclusive culture.
17 July 2017
Becoming a parent is a significant milestone in life, often followed by navigating the practical challenges associated with the subsequent return to work.
7 July 2017
We like to think we have come a long way, but have we?
23 June 2017
Professor Croft is recognised internationally as an expert in the field of human robotic interaction but also brings an exceptional track record in advancing women’s representation and participation in engineering.
01 June 2017
Monash has long been a champion of gender equity. We celebrate the strength that difference creates and are committed to creating a fair and equitable workplace.
29 May 2017
Dr Sharman Stone, Australia's advocate for Women and Girls, was appointed as an inaugural Patron of Monash University's Gender, Peace and Security (GPS) Centre.
26 May 2017
Established in 2010 the AWEI is the national benchmarking instrument for LGBTIQ workplace inclusion. It allows employers to assess the inclusiveness of their policies, practices and strategies.
04 May 2017
At Monash, we believe that embracing diversity – in all its forms – makes us better as a University and stronger as a community.
30 March 2017
Monash University has been reaccredited as a White Ribbon workplace in recognition of the ongoing investment into addressing violence against women and improving safety, respect and gender equality.
08 March 2017
Throwing its support behind females in science, the Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) has launched a new fellowship in recognition of the outstanding work women are doing in the field.
08 March 2017
Monash is a proud supporter of International Women’s Day highlighting our ongoing commitment to supporting diversity and inclusion.
20 December 2016
Female academics with primary carer responsibilities can apply for up to $11,000 to support a range of research activities to enhance their research productivity. Closing date: 13 Feb 2017 .
7 December 2016
For the third year in a row, Monash has been recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency.
25 November 2016
Monash University Criminologist Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon argues a stronger commitment to specialist family violence courts nationally would improve women’s safety and perpetrator accountability.
2 December 2016
As part of our commitment to providing greater flexibility for parents, new paid leave options for spouses who have primary responsibility of a newborn are now available to eligible staff.
9 November 2016
Monash became the first Australian university to achieve accreditation as a White Ribbon workplace, a program promoting respectful relationships, a culture of zero tolerance for violence, sexual assault or harassment and improving gender equality in the workplace. Staff are invited to attend our annual White Ribbon Day event on Friday 25 November. You can also become involved by completing a brief White Ribbon Survey
19 October 2016
Monash University science leader Dr Rowan Brookes has won a prestigious Telstra Victorian Business Women’s Award for her leadership in science research and education.The journey to my current position involved leaving school without any qualifications, completing a PhD whilst raisingmy young family and overcoming many other significant barriers,” she said.
13 October 2016
Applications are now closed. Female academics are invited to register for a pilot program, starting in November 2016. The program is designed to further develop your writing skills and help you succeed in preparing grant applications, papers and awards.
19 September 2016
Professor Jean Armstrong has been awarded the Mountbatten Medal for her outstanding contribution, over a sustained period, to the promotion of electronics and their application. She is the second woman to win the Mountbatten Medal since it was founded in 1982
14 September 2016
You are invited to attend the Advancing Gender Equality in STEMM event on 4 October 2016, held during Diversity and Inclusion Week. This event presents an excellent opportunity for you to find out more about the Athena SWAN program and find out how you can provide input on gender equity initiatives in STEMM.
08 September 2016
President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Margaret Gardner AO, said we must embrace diversity to be truly excellent. This is why Professor Gardner signed the Pay Equity Pledge in 2015 to become one of only 100 Workplace Gender Equality Agency Pay Equity Ambassadors.
17 August 2016
We are welcoming two talented early career recruits, Dr Julie Karel and Dr Faezeh Marzbanrad, to Faculty of Engineering, as part of the University’s continuing drive to recruit more women into the fields of science, technology, engineering, medicine and maths.
25 May 2016
The Senior Women’s Shadowing Program aims to enhance leadership capabilities of high potential female staff. Successful applicants will be matched with a member of the Senior Management Team and have the opportunity to shadow them for a total of six half days.
23 September 2015
Monash has been named as a finalist in the The Hon. Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO Award for Gender Equity in the Workplace.