Equity and Diversity

2011 International Women's Day

Celebration - 100 Years of International Women's Day

Tuesday 8 March 2011 marked the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day. 150 Deakin University staff and students attended functions across four campuses to celebrate Deakin’s achievements in gender equity and reflect on its commitment to providing a gender equitable work and study environment. Activities on the day included opening addresses by senior staff members, key note presentations and networking opportunities.

The Equity and Diversity Unit would like to acknowledge and thank the following people for their efforts in making the event a success:

Senior staff members who opened proceedings

  • Professor Gael McDonald, Dean, Faculty of Business and Law
  • Professor Sue Kilpatrick, Pro Vice Chancellor (Rural and Regional)
  • Ms Wendy Cooper, Director, Human Resources Division
  • Dr Pauline Turner, Principal of Geelong College

Key note presenters

  • Dr Hannah Piterman, HPGC Consulting, author of Unlocking Gender Potential: A Leader's Handbook
  • Dr Nadine Zacharias, Director of the Equity and Diversity Unit

Special guests

  • Cr. Jacinta Ermacora, Mayor of Warrnambool.
  • Dr Pauline Turner, Principal of Geelong College (who opened proceedings at Waterfront)

And a special thanks to all attendees.

The Equity and Diversity Unit will host an event again next year.

Press Release

Professor Gael McDonalds opening address

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Employer of Choice for Women 2011
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Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

15th February 2012