Today, as we celebrate International Women’s Day, Macquarie University launched its Workplace Gender Equity Strategy. Professor Sakkie Pretorius, Co-Chair of the Gender Equity Strategy Committee, launched the Strategy and Vice-Chancellor Professor S. Bruce Downton and guest Kristina Keneally, 42nd Premier of NSW and Director of Gender Inclusion at MGSM, addressed a gathering at one of many launch events across campus today.
The Australian population has rapidly changed its multicultural identity but today, in the faces of media and leadership, there still seems to be a lack of diversity. It made me wonder what the reasons behind this were – lack of opportunity or connections? No support for them? Racism? Or was it simply that people of different heritage were not interested in these positions?