Celebrating International Women's Day (IWD), today, Thursday March 8, we have had a great response from students, academics, and alumni supporting the global campaign to #PressforProgress.
Through championing IWD and lending our support to the voice of millions, we have campaigned this week to highlight equality of opportunity. The University community has come together to support the #PressforProgress campaign in our video.
Students too have added their support to the campaign through their 'woman up' video which told the stories of five inspirational women who each challenge perceptions.
The University's committed to equal pay and the strides we have made to reduce the gender pay gap – as set out in our statement on equal pay – have also been highlighted through this week.
As reported in our Public Sector Equality Duty Report 2017, the pay gap between men and women has continued to reduce and, as of April 1, it had further decreased to 14.5% in comparison to 20% for other Scottish Higher Education Institutions and our gender pay gap for female academic staff has reduced from 8.2% in April 2015 to 4.2% in July 2017.
We have a great story to tell from our record high of more than 40% women professors at Glasgow Caledonian University to the appointment of Dr Annie Lennox OBE, to more than 70 members of staff participating in the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education's Aurora Programme to date, recognised by our Athena SWAN Bronze Award.
There is still time to lend your voice @CaledonianNews #PressforProgress #IWD2018