RMIT University was named the 2020 Employer of the Year for LGBTQ+ Inclusion by Pride in Diversity – the second year in a row they have received this recognition. RMIT also won awards for Employee Network of the Year and Trans/Gender Diverse Inclusion. Congratulations!

Here are some examples of RMIT’s work to ensure that every member of the University feels reflected and included in the institution’s policies and programs:

  • Their Trans and Gender Diverse Inclusion Strategy outlines inclusive measures for every stage of the employee lifecycle. This includes peer support and paid leave for the gender affirmation process.
  • RMIT’s Diverse Genders, Sexes and Sexualities (DGSS) and Ally Networks reach over 400 members who champion and inspire their inclusion efforts. Their work includes publishing Top 10 Tips for Allies [PDF 208 kB] to build people capability; celebrating significant dates, such as the International Day of Trans Visibility; and fostering connection through programs like the DGSS Research Network.

Congratulations as well to the many SAGE subscribers who were recognised in the 2020 Australian Workplace Equality Index: the list is long and includes the University of Western Australia, who received a 10 Year Achievement Award. Deakin University was also a finalist in the Trans/Gender Diverse Inclusion category.