The Institute’s Gender Equity Committee was established by National Council in December 2013 on the adoption of the organisation’s Gender Equity Policy. Following a call out for applications in February, the committee members have now been appointed. These are:
Shelley Penn, Shelley Penn Architect
Naomi Stead, University of QLD
Eli Giannini, McGauran Giannini Soon
Jessica O’Shea, Arqus Design
Emma Williamson, CODA Studio
Lee Hillam, Dunn & Hillam Architects
Michael Smith, Atelier Red and Black
Steve Grieve, Grieve Gillett
Andrew Broffman, Tangentyere Design
Rob Henry, Jigsaw Housing
Leone Lorrimer, dwp|suters
Role of the Committee
1. To develop potential initiatives (programs, activities, events, services or products) that can most effectively deliver outcomes related to each of the Principles set out in the Policy.
2. To review existing and proposed Institute initiatives to ensure that, as far as possible, all Institute initiatives are consistent with the Principles.
3. To coordinate, at a high level, the various programs and projects that are being undertaken at any time in relation to the Principles of the Policy.
4. To act as a clearing house for feedback, comments, suggestions and complaints in relation to the Policy.
5. To initiate, where required in relation to the Policy, research, surveys, focus groups and other consultation and information gathering exercises on gender equity.
6. To advocate the principles of gender equity and equal opportunity to other stakeholder, industry and client groups, and to government.
7. To communicate and disseminate the outputs of the committee to stakeholders.
8. To develop, monitor and report to stakeholders on a series of key indicators that effectively measure progress in implementation of the Policy.
9. To undertake regular review of the Policy.
10. To make recommendations to the National Council and generally advise the Council on matters related to gender equity in the architecture profession and the Institute.
11. To provide written reports on progress, activities and outcomes to all regular meetings of the National Council.