Western Sydney University is an Athena Swann Bronze Award recipient under the SAGE program. The University has developed a comprehensive four-year Athena SWAN Action Plan for implementation across 2019-2023. This plan is based on a thorough self-assessment of organisational data, systems, structure, and culture. This Action Plan provides further platforms of opportunity for women, trans and gender diverse staff within our STEMM disciplines.
Western Sydney University reports annually to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency on our University’s gender equality data, policy and strategy framework. Additionally, the University has been recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality for 17 consecutive years.
The Vice-Chancellor's Gender Equality Committee (GEC) was established by the Vice-Chancellor in 2015.This group acts as an advisory body on gender equity policy, strategy and practice with the ultimate goal of promoting and improving gender equality across the whole University.
The Vice-Chancellor Gender Equity Fund offers staff the opportunity to apply for small grants to support the facilitation of gender equity initiatives and promotion of workplace inclusion at Western Sydney University.