Gender Inclusion

Gender and Inclusion Conference Series

The Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Research, Enterprise and International) is delighted to host the 2023 Gender and Inclusion Conference Series.

This series of events includes training, mentoring and networking opportunities focusing on gender equity and inclusion.

As part of our commitment, we offer the following researcher development sessions and events throughout 2023.

For further information, please email

2023 Sessions and Events

8 March

International Women’s Day 2023 #EmbraceEquity, in partnership with the Office of Equity and Diversity

Panel discussion and luncheon

Keynote: Padma Raman, Chief Executive Officer, ANROWS, an independent, not-for-profit research organisation producing evidence to support the reduction of violence against women and their children.

Panel members:

  • Professor Deborah Sweeney (Chair), Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Enterprise and International)
  • Professor Michelle Trudgett, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Leadership)
  • Associate Professor Freya MacMillan, School of Health Sciences
  • Dr Kieryn McKay, WSU Sage Project Officer
  • Padma Raman, Chief Executive Officer, ANROWS
10 - 11 May ETHOS Research Leadership Female Identified

1 June
10am - 12pm

Speed Mentoring in partnership with NAB Women Leaders

This online session is open to all staff who identify as women.

The speed mentoring format will allow mentees multiple discussions on career opportunities and challenges with women leaders from our University partner, NAB.

The event follows on from the success of our 2022 mentoring session offering the opportunity to explore:

Pivotal Career Moments

What were the pivotal moments in your career? How did you maximise these? What actions have impacted your ability to achieve success and what did you decide to leave behind?

Articulating your value

How do you articulate your value well? What phrases work? What phrases should be avoided?

Speak up

Have you ever a noticed a moment in your career where you felt you should speak up? What emotions did you notice? How have you managed your emotions in that moment? Were you able to challenge the situation productively?

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Female Identified
14 - 15 June ETHOS Research Leadership Open
23 June ½ day ETHOS Imposter Syndrome for Academic Staff Female Identified Academic Staff
14 July SAGE | Research Week Intensive Open
24 August Giants | Gender Series Open
8 September½ day ETHOS Imposter Syndrome for Professional Staff Female Identified Professional Staff
26 October
12pm - 3pm
Gender Series Networking Session Open
9 November
9:30am - 12:30pm
ETHOS Superior Mentoring Open