Gender Equity Diversity and Inclusion Committee
2021 group. L-R: Dr Loretta Piccenna, Dr Lenka Vodstrcil, Ms Alex Dimitropoulos, Dr Jess Borger (Chair), Dr Zhoujie Ding, Mr Elan L'Estrange-Stranieri, Dr Michelle Zajac.
The CCS Gender Equity Diversity and Inclusion (GEDI) committee is a grassroots research and advisory committee to advocate for gender equity and diversity within the Central Clinical school, and to provide guidance and recommendations to the Head of School and the CCS Executive Committee. Our terms of reference are aligned with the Monash University Diversity and Inclusion framework, and represents the CCS as part of the Monash University Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences’ Gender Equity Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
The CCS GEDI committee operates as a forum for the collective development and implementation of school-wide initiatives on diversity and inclusion issues, holding events to promote awareness for CCS staff and students and to be a resources to all contact in regard to any issues of gender or inclusion inequity, providing a safe space to discuss these matters in a confidential, caring environment.
We are passionately committed to improving our workplace, supporting our staff across gender, diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, in wellbeing, and transforming the systems that limit the diversity of leadership in our medical researchers, educators and professional staff.