Professor Dawn Freshwater

Success Stories!

Vice Chancellor
The University of Western Australia

"A workplace representative of the community is a workplace that can connect with its community; that is why as the Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Australia I am a proud member of CEOs for Gender Equity.

I am committed to ensuring that UWA is a leader in providing opportunities for women to advance and thrive in their professional and academic careers. The University has recently been selected to participate in the Athena SWAN Charter pilot project being implemented by The Australian Academy of Science to improve gender equity in Australian organisations which cover the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine. The international initiative highlights the importance of changing career outcomes for women in these fields and UWA is championing this cause.  

As a member of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Women in Science Committee, I am proud of our work which significantly enhances career pathways in research for women.  At UWA we also actively promote career opportunities to the next generation of female leaders through our schools engagement strategy. At UWA we are committed to cultural change to ensure gender equity and I am pleased we are leading by example."