RMIT proudly supports International Women’s Day (IWD), which is globally celebrated on 8 March each year.
The International Women’s Day theme for 2023 is ‘Cracking the Code: Innovation for a gender equal future’.
Based on the priority theme for the United Nations 67th Commission on the Status of Women – Cracking the Code highlights the role that bold, transformative ideas, inclusive technologies, and accessible education can play in combatting discrimination and the marginalisation of women globally.
By ensuring equal access to education for women and girls, and creating clear pathways and inclusive workplaces for women in STEM, we can leverage the transformative power of inclusive innovation, so critical to cracking the code to gender equality.
Find out how RMIT is celebrating our many diverse women and community of supporters, and how we’re fostering conversations across the University that drive real impact in the way women live, work and study.
Join us at our IWD events, details below!
Hundreds of staff and students have contributed to a large-scale art project symbolising respect for women at RMIT.
This year for International Day of Women and Girls in Science we spoke with students to learn how they developed their passion for science.
Finishing university is a family celebration for the Theodosi household, with mother Janet and daughter Sophie graduating together at the end of this year.
Hayley Nitschke always had a passion for science and physics, but it wasn't until she heard RMIT's Dr Gail Iles’ talk at her high school that she knew she wanted a career in space.
A new antimicrobial suture material that glows in medical imaging could be a promising alternative for mesh implants and internal stitches.
RMIT has received the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation for the fifth consecutive year.
Food tech and nutrition student Stacey Hymer is gearing up to represent Australia at the Tokyo Olympics for Taekwondo.
To mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on 25 November, we meet Shelley Hewson-Munro, Manager – Prevention, Masculinities and Learning. Shelley is finding creative ways to tackle the outdated ideas and behaviours that contribute to gender inequality and violence.
Be a part of the conversation this International Women’s Day.
We are proud to be an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency.
RMIT’s efforts to improve gender equity and furthering innovation in science have been acknowledged with an Athena SWAN Bronze award, part of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) initiative. This program promotes women’s career development in STEMM and provides support to encourage staff success.
The Women Researchers’ Network (WRN) was also established in 2013 to enable RMIT female academic staff and research fellows at all career stages to connect with each other, share opportunities, access resources and participate fully in positive, active professional development.
While we have made strong progress, we know there is more we can do.
RMIT's 2022-2025 Gender Equality Action Plan has been developed to provide a framework for identifying and addressing the remaining barriers to women’s inclusion and progression at the University. In adopting and implementing this Gender Equality Action Plan, RMIT demonstrates how it values the richness of diversity among our student and staff community and recognises its responsibility to take University-wide transformative actions to enhance inclusion for all.
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Acknowledgement of Country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.