Building an equitable and inclusive organisational culture
More than nine-hundred Macquarie staff attended a series of events held across campus to launch the Workplace Gender Equity Strategy in March 2017. Momentum has been sustained through Gender Equity Summits held every six months, and an annual Gender Equity Week program of events. We piloted a staff survey designed to better understand obstacles to diversity and inclusion, and we made changes to several HR policies and processes to make them more inclusive. We have focused on building inclusion into everything we do - for example, our Events and Protocol Team adopted inclusive guidelines for all events, and Group Marketing now regularly reports to the University Executive against targets for gender balance in internal and external media.