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Gender equality

Our commitment to promoting gender equality

We are committed to fostering an equitable and inclusive work and study environment. Regardless of gender identity, every Bondy – staff or student – deserves to be part of a safe, respectful and inclusive community. This commitment is underpinned by our Gender Equality Strategy.

Bond University Gender Equality Strategy

The Bond University 2018-2022 Strategic Plan’s mission to imbue a spirit to innovate, a commitment to influence, and a dedication to inspire tomorrow’s professionals is dependent on the performance, dedication, professionalism, innovation and diversity of staff.

The University recognises that we operate in a diverse local, national and global community, and we value the diversity of our staff and student community. Embracing this diversity enables us to fully advance the innovative, creative and intellectual achievements of the University.

The Gender Equality Strategy supports our equitable culture and our ability to recruit and retain internationally recognised academic staff using flexible work practices. Fostering a culture of inclusion is crucial to achieving this goal.

The benefits of gender diversity and equality are well documented, with research citing improved productivity, innovation and creativity in those organisations that recognise and harness their diversity as an asset. Bond recognises that building social inclusion leads to improved student outcomes and greater innovations in learning, teaching and research.

The University has made significant improvements in the representation of women in senior leadership positions and has a long standing reputation for fairness and equality in the workplace. While the University has made great progress in creating a fair, flexible, and equitable workplace, our current workforce data indicates that we continue, like many institutions around the world, to under-utilise the talents of women.

The Bond University Gender Equality Strategy set out the manner in which we will address the underrepresentation of women at senior levels and increase opportunity for our academic women. The Academic Senate Gender Equality Committee will monitor the implementation of the Gender Equality Strategy. This Committee will monitor the progress of implementation of the Strategy and provide an annual report to Academic Senate.


Gender equality for students

We foster a learning environment that is safe and supportive, understands individuality and diversity, and provides a respectful community for every student.  

Gender equality for staff

We want to harness and grow the skills and capabilities of our workforce, benefiting from the talent of all of our staff. We support employment equity through our policies, practices and our inclusive culture. We embrace the importance of work-life balance and the significance of family and community.

Bond embeds a philosophy of gender equality into every facet of its operations.

Our key priorities

The Gender Equality Strategy provides a framework for the University in developing and implementing effective strategies around workplace culture, leadership and employment practices to improve gender equality. Our key priorities include:

An inclusive culture

We reinforce an organisational culture and working environment that is inclusive and equitable, where all staff are supported to reach their full potential.

Equal opportunity

We aim to achieve equal opportunity for women in leadership and management roles through appropriate interventions. We manage gender balance in outcomes of academic promotion.

Gender pay equality

We are committed to addressing gender pay equality gaps.

Work-life balance

We aim to build a flexible workplace which enables staff to balance work and life responsibilities.

Learn more about Bond’s Gender Equality Strategy