Championing gender equity

La Trobe is committed to building a workplace where gender equity is embedded and celebrated. We want people of all genders to be able to thrive as academic and professional staff members contributing to excellence in teaching, learning and research.

Workplace Gender Equality Agency - Employer of Choice

The University is working towards attaining this prestigious citation in 2016.

The citation is awarded by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, formerly known as the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace agency. As part of an overall refresh the Agency changed its name and updated the requirements for the awarding of the citation. The University is developing policies and activities to submit an application for citation in 2016.

Further information is available from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency.

Women in Research Strategy 2016 - 2020

La Trobe's Women in Research Strategy outlines the current research environment and future objectives to enhance excellence. This will be achieved through supporting and attracting outstanding researchers and research support staff who are committed to our vision, creativity and innovation. Read the Women in Research Strategy [PDF 509KB].

SAGE – Athena Swan Pilot

Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) is a program of activities designed to improve gender equity and diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM). 

The Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering committed to running the SAGE Pilot of the Athena SWAN Charter in Australia, with the aim of improving gender equity and gender diversity in Australian STEMM organisations. La Trobe was successful in securing a place as one of 32 organisations piloting this program. Information about the pilot can be accessed on the SAGE website.