Women's Network and Committees

Academic Women's Forum

The Academic Women's Forum (AWF) is comprised of academic women who meet to share information, ideas, and make contacts across the University. They also hold information sessions to assist academic women to prepare for promotion.

Refer to the AWF website to find further information about the AWF, their activities, resources and news that may be of interest to academic women.

Academic Women's Forum

Women's Professional Development Network

The Women's Professional Development Network (WPDN) is a 'grassroots' network designed to support the professional and personal development of women employed by the University of Adelaide through activities that have been shown to promote leadership, personal job satisfaction, positive work attitude and career advancement.

WPDN run a program of events and connect members to a variety of professional development opportunities, including networking events, a book club, meditation courses, mentoring scheme, and professional development workshops.

Women's Professional Development Network

Gender, equity and diversity committee

The Gender, Equity and Diversity (GED) Committee was formed in 1999 and commenced meeting in early 2000, reporting regularly to the Vice-Chancellor's Executive Committee.

GED has four key University-wide priorities:

  • improving the representation of women in the University (particularly in senior positions),
  • improving access, retention, participation and success for Indigenous staff and students,
  • improving all aspects of the University's capacity for working well with staff and students with a disability, and
  • improving cultural awareness and support for international students.

GED Committee

Senior leadership

The University of Adelaide has appointed local leaders, based in the faculties, to work with the Executive Deans to promote diversity and inclusion.

All faculties have an Associate/Deputy Dean or Director for Gender, Equity & Diversity or Diversity & Inclusion.

The Associate/Deputy Deans and Directors are members of the University's GED Committee, as well as their faculty-based local committees for gender, equity and diversity related issues.