Although RMIT started life as the Working Men’s College in 1887 teaching applied skills relevant to trades, from its earliest days RMIT enrolled women. More recently we have been focused on achieving 50/50 gender targets for our staff by 2020. At the end of 2018 female participation in leadership roles was sitting at 40.6%. There’s work ahead.
Join us to celebrate International Women’s Day.
Hosted by RMIT Chief Financial Officer Kate Koch, hear both internal and external perspectives on shaping the future of our University and our community through the women we employ, teach, empower and promote.
- Jamila Rizvi, presenter, feminist commentator and author
- Kristin Hilton, Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner
- Martin Bean, Vice-Chancellor and President, RMIT
- Professor Belinda Tynan, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education and Vice President, RMIT
- Allison Shevlin, Executive Director Human Resources, RMIT
Panellists will share their observations on achieving balance for better, across politics, academia, STEM, leadership, media at RMIT and in wider society.
You’ll learn what actions the University is taking to proactively drive a shift in achieving gender balance and workplace improvements for women.
RMIT is committed to achieving gender equality and has embarked on several key initiatives to challenge the status quo and drive change for women at work – in the professional realm and in academia.
Learn how we’re keeping ourselves accountable for achieving progress; by aligning with equality accreditation programs that ensure impactful and lasting changes are made for RMIT’s female workforce.
RMIT is proud to present this event exclusively for its staff. Bring your device and join the global conversation online with the #BalanceforBetter.
Put this one in your diary!
Date: Friday 8 March
Time: 10.15–11.45am (10.15–10.45am for refreshments, 10.45–11.45am for discussion)
Venue: Storey Hall, Building 16, City campus