Supporting women at USQ
Networks and development
We are committed to supporting and empowering women at USQ. We provide support networks, mentoring and professional development opportunities for women at USQ, including
- USQ Women’s network
- Aspire: Advancing the careers of women at USQ
- Ignite: Leadership and Management Development
External accreditation programs
We also engage in a number of external accreditation programs which aim to develop and advance the careers of women.
The Athena SWAN Charter is an evaluation and accreditation program that works towards enhancing gender equity in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine) . USQ is one of many institutions partaking in the program. The Charter recognises excellence in employment practices that advance and promote the careers of women and gender minorities in STEMM.
Our women in STEMM
We have outstanding women in STEMM disciplines. Their research and practices are addressing major challenges and making a positive impact on the world.
Workplace Gender Equality Agency
The Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 focuses on promoting and improving gender equality and outcomes for both women and men in the workplace. The Act requires all non-public sector employers with 100 or more employees to report annually to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) on their outcomes against six gender equality indicators, including submission of a workplace profile.
We have been a WGEA Employer of Choice Citation recipient for three years running (2016-2017, 2017-2018 and 2018-2019). The Citation is a leading practice recognition program that aims to encourage, recognise and promote active commitment to achieving gender equality in Australian workplaces.