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Deakin has once again received the 'Employer of Choice for Women' citation, for the seventh consecutive year.
Awarded by the Australian Government's Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA), the citation recognises the University’s sustained efforts to improve employment outcomes for women.
As one of only 125 organisations qualifying this year, EOWA Director Helen Conway, said the war for talent was heating up and Deakin had met stringent criteria to qualify for this prestigious citation.
'The leaders of the organisations on this list recognise there is a competitive advantage to be obtained by employing a diverse workforce,' Ms Conway said.
In awarding this honour, EOWA considers the number of women in senior positions, a comprehensive pay equity analysis, strategies to reduce the pay gap between men and women, policies relating to equity and diversity, participation in development and equal employment opportunity training programs, among other initiatives.
The Deakin University Gender Equity Plan 2012-2015 also provides strategies for the University to become a leader in gender equity performance in the Australian higher education sector.