Universities Australia Executive Women (UAEW) Group and Jo Fisher, Managing Director of Fisher Leadership, have partnered to develop this set of gender equality recruitment guidelines. They are a further practical resource to help redress the under-representation of women in senior executive appointments in the Australian university sector.
The aim is to provide a practical guide for Australian universities to use in an executive recruitment process. They include a checklist of actions and a summary of best practices already underway across the sector. The intended audience is Chancellors, Vice-Chancellors, Chairs and Members of executive selection panels, and HR and recruitment teams.
Ongoing benchmarking and peer review of gender diversity recruitment best practices for senior executive appointments can help to make further headway on gender equality. Insights gleaned from past success can accelerate the pace of progress.
UAEW is a national group, sponsored by Universities Australia, that provides strategic advice and high-level guidance to Australian Universities and their governing bodies, relevant associated organisations and state/territory-based networks committed to improving the representation of women, both academic and professional, at executive levels of university leadership and governance.