Gender Equity Advisory Committee

The role of the committee is to provide Council with advice on improving gender equity within the Monash community, to actively encourage women’s full and equal participation in community life, and the implementation of Council’s A Healthy & Resilient Monash: Integrated Plan 2017 – 2021 and Gender Equity Strategy 2015-2020.

Appointment of New Committee Members

Nominations were invited from community members interested in joining the Gender Equity Advisory Committee. Applications closed on Friday 17 August 2018.

At its 25 September 2018 meeting, Council endorsed the appointment of the following eight people to the Gender Equity Advisory Committee, each for a two (2) year term:

  • Jasmine Howlett
  • Elleleen Springer
  • Fiona Marshall
  • Diana Hansen
  • Tania Rose
  • Debbie Lee
  • Shamiso Murambi
  • Alex Mills

Council endorsed two (2) year extensions for the following five existing committee members:

  • Jessica Anson
  • Gauri Kapoor
  • Poonam Mehra
  • Puvana Sivakumar
  • Jayde McBurnie

At its 30 April 2019 meeting, Council endorsed another appointment to the committee for a two (2) year term:

  • Bailey Webb

Responsibilities

To provide Council with advice on improving gender equity within the Monash community to actively encourage women's full and equal participation in community life.

The committee assists in the implementation of Monash's Gender Equity Strategy.

  • Advocates for gender equity within the Monash community and beyond
  • Provides feedback and advice to Council on the gender equity implications of its policies, plans and services
  • Considers funding and other opportunities as they may arise
  • Provides advice to Council on gender equity issues
  • Contributes to the promotion of Council and community collaborations that support and promote gender equity and the prevention of violence against women

Cr Paul Klisaris and Cr Rebecca Paterson are members of this committee.

Membership

  • Cr Paul Klisaris
  • Cr Rebecca Paterson
  • Jasmine Howlett
  • Elleleen Springer
  • Fiona Marshall
  • Diana Hansen
  • Tania Rose
  • Debbie Lee
  • Shamiso Murambi
  • Alex Mills
  • Jessica Anson
  • Gauri Kapoor
  • Poonam Mehra
  • Puvana Sivakumar
  • Jayde McBurnie
  • Bailey Webb

Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference - Gender Equity Advisory Committee (pdf, 292KB)

Contact

Contact Officer: call Tracey Egan, Gender Equity Officer, on 9518 3269.

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Last updated: 01 May 2019