Vice-Chancellor committed to gender equity

Professor Peter Høj AC

University of Adelaide’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Høj AC

The University of Adelaide’s Vice-Chancellor has continued his commitment to gender equity within the University community by becoming a member of SA Leaders for Gender Equity

Professor Peter Høj AC joins some of South Australia’s business and community leaders to work together with the common aim of achieving gender equity.

Professor Høj along with other group members from the not-for-profit sector and government are committed to changing behaviour and levelling the playing field to ensure people’s rights, responsibilities and opportunities in the workplace do not depend on gender.

The University of Adelaide believes strongly in equal opportunity for women and has a long history of championing the rights of women in higher education.

Professor Høj is driving the University’s ambition to foster equality and gender balance  and he has been a member of ‘Male Champions of Change in STEM’ and a member of the Human Rights Commission’s Leadership Council on Cultural Diversity. 

The priority focus areas for SA Leaders for Gender Equity are aligned with the University’s priorities: increasing women’s representation in leadership roles and addressing the gender pay gap.

The SA Leaders for Gender Equity website provides a range of resources (including fact sheets, toolkits and video case studies) for businesses wanting to implement gender equity initiatives:

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