Gender Equity Initiatives

  • University of Adelaide Equal Opportunity Policy

    The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

    Through the Equal Opportunity Policy the University seeks to promote the principles of equal opportunity; equity, fairness and social justice and to acting in accordance with relevant legislation.

  • SAGE Athena SWAN

    The university was accredited the SAGE Athena Swan Bronze Status in 2020 under the national program delivered by SAGE (Science in Australia Gender Equity), promoting equity and gender diversity in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM). 

    This is a national program promoting gender equity and gender diversity in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM), run by the Australian Academy of Science in partnership with the Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE).

  • The Dornwell Framework

    The Dornwell Framework is the University's gender equity strategy for staff.

  • Fay Gale Centre for Research on Gender

    The Fay Gale Centre develops, promotes and expands existing research excellence in the field of Gender within the University of Adelaide, and builds on the University's commitment to promote social justice, equality and diversity in the community and its own workplace.

  • Women's Professional Development Network

    The Women’s Professional Development Network was established in 1995 as a volunteer network to support women in their professional development. It is a network run by professional staff women, for professional staff women.

    The WPDN is a designed to support the professional and personal development of professional staff women employed by the University through activities that have been shown to promote leadership, personal job satisfaction, positive work attitude and career advancement. Please see the WPDN website for details of how you can become involved.

  • Academic Women's Forum

    The Academic Women's Forum (AWF) is a group of academic women who meet twice a year to share information, ideas, and make contacts across the university.

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

  • Gender Equity and Diversity in Research

    The university is committed to supporting female academics to enhance and promote their careers.
    University resources and programs to support academic women are promoted each year, further information can be found on the Research Services website Gender Equity and Diversity in Research.

  • Staff Gender Equity committee

    The Staff Gender Equity Committee (SGE) is a sub-committee of the Vice-Chancellor's Committee that was formed in October 1999 and commenced meeting in March 2000. It has met regularly since that time, taking a proactive and strategic role in progressing the equity agenda in the University.

  • Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) reporting

    The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) is an Australian Government Statutory Agency responsible for promoting and improving gender equality in Australian workplaces. Further information can be found here.

  • Academic Mentoring for Women Program (AMW)

    An Academic Mentoring for Women* (AMW) program is commencing at the University of Adelaide in 2024. Thirty mentor/mentee pairs will be supported through the inaugural AWM program, with the anticipation this will be representative of all three faculties. 

    *Identify as a woman or gender diverse