Georgia Tech Announces New Initiatives to Enhance Gender Equality on Campus

logo-georgia-techThe Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta has announced 11 steps it is taking over the next two years to promote gender equity and inclusion on campus. According to the most recent Department of Education data, women make up just 35 percent of the 15,000-member undergraduate student body at Georgia Tech. And women hold only 28 percent of the highest-level staff positions.

These initiatives are grouped into four categories:

  1. Hiring, promotion, and tenure.
  2. Professional and leadership development.
  3. Leadership appointments.
  4. Recognition and increased visibility of the Institute’s commitment to gender equity.

Among the new initiatives will be implicit bias workshops and diversity guidelines for all search committees. Leadership training and mentoring will be provided for women staff members and the university will institute more family friendly policies. Georgia Tech will also track and report on gender equity in pay, hiring and promotions. Finally, the university plans to celebrate and recognize the contributions of women in the Georgia Tech community and make the Institute’s commitment to inclusion more visible in communications.

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