White Ribbon Workplace Symposium at MGSM 19 November

Professor S Bruce Dowton, Vice-Chancellor of Macquarie University, warmly invites you to attend the White Ribbon Workplace Symposium 2014 at Macquarie Graduate School of Management. This lunchtime symposium will address the role that workplaces can play in preventing and responding to the issue of violence against women and its impact on the workforce.

Violence against women is estimated to cost $14.4 billion to the Australian economy every year. It is the leading contributor to death, disability and illness in women aged 15 to 44 in this country, and almost two-thirds of the estimated 1.2 million women who have experienced domestic or family violence are in paid employment. Whether it occurs in or beyond the workplace, violence against women affects health and safety of women at work, as well as their wellbeing and productivity. It can affect the brand and reputation of a workplace, and ultimately your bottom line.

As one of the world’s first accredited White Ribbon Workplaces, Macquarie University is committed to being a leader in the prevention of violence against women and the promotion of respectful relationships in our workplace and our community. Our symposium program will include a panel discussion exploring strategies that several leading organisations are implementing in their workplaces to respond proactively to this issue.

Professor Dowton hopes you, or your representative, will join him for lunch and a conversation about this serious, prevalent and preventable issue in Australia.

Wednesday 19 November 2014

12pm – 2pm

Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Macquarie University

RSVP: Monday 10 November 2014

All enquiries to:
Jo Hatton
T: (02) 9850 9703 or
E: jo.hatton@mq.edu.au