Thursday, July 2, 2015

OPINION: A dangerous silence on the gender gap, by Hilary Winchester, Provost, CQUniversity

Provost Hilary Winchester yesterday wrote a very thought provoking opinion piece that was published in the Australian Higher Education section. Hilary raised a number of very valid points about gender gaps in the workplace and I think this is an issue that needs to start being taken seriously - especially the issue Hilary raised about women in science, engineering and technology. For my mind the gender gap in this area  starts with universities because it is our responsibility to attract women to study these disciplines. 

In terms of CQUniversity though I am proud to say that we have a very equal mix of women in executive and senior management positions, in fact the divide among our senior executive team and school deans is 50/50. And even more importantly the pool of talent we have right across the university is exceptional. 

CQUniversity's Provost Hilary Winchester

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