ACU is proud to have won the Leading Organisation for the Advancement of Women (>800 employees) category in the 2011 EOWA Business Achievement Awards.
This award acknowledges ACU as an employer that supports family-friendly practices and understands the benefits of a diverse workforce.
Our generous leave provisions, options for flexible working arrangements and support for career development have contributed to high levels of female representation through to senior management and improved attraction and retention of the very best employees.
Professor Anne Cummins, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students, Learning and Teaching), accepted the award, and said: “We stand in the tradition of some great women educators, we believe in the family and we believe in the benefit of a diverse workplace – so for us, this is core mission business”.
ACU employees enjoy some of the most generous parental leave provision in Australia, receiving up to 12 months paid leave.
This is coupled with initiatives that encourage our people to reach their potential, including the opportunity for female academics returning from work after parental leave to apply for research awards that assist in re-establishing their research profile.