University acknowledged for its commitment to gender equality in the workplace

Western Sydney University has again been recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA), for the 14th consecutive year.

The 2018-19 EOCGE citation is designed to encourage, recognise and promote active commitment to achieving gender equality in Australian workplaces using key criteria: including leadership accountability, flexible work arrangements, gender pay equity, and the prevention of sex-based harassment and discrimination.

Western Sydney University’s Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Barney Glover AO, said the University is committed to providing an inclusive and fair workplace culture.

“Our University continues to explore ways to embed and promote our core value of equity and inclusiveness, and progress the targets contained in our Gender Equality Strategy and Action Plan, and reinforced in our Gender Equality and Workplace Flexibility policies,” Professor Glover said.

“We are also proud to participate in the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) program, which aims to promote gender equity and gender diversity in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM).

“We will continue to strive to be innovative and creative in our approach to overcoming the barriers that women, and individuals of all genders and orientations, continue to face.”

To learn more about the Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation, and about the University’s strategies for gender equality, visit:


26 February 2019

Amanda Whibley, Acting Director, Corporate Communications