Gender Equity and Diversity Working Group

Gender Equity and Diversity at RANZCOG

In November 2018, the RANZCOG Board appointed a Gender Equity and Diversity Working Group (GEDWG), with the objectives of creating policies and enacting processes that would improve gender equity, inclusion and diversity across our College.

As the peak body dedicated to women’s health, it is clear we must ensure that our diverse membership is well supported, represented and heard.

The GEDWG meets three times a year to discuss and lead projects that build upon our commitment to make the organisation and health landscape in Australia and New Zealand one that is safe, accessible and inclusive of all.

Gender Equity and Diversity Report

In 2019 the College released its Gender Equity and Diversity Report, providing guidance and practical steps towards achieving our goals.

Progress and initiatives

On 10 August 2020, GEDWG Chair Dr Gillian Gibson updated members and trainees on the work to improve gender equity, inclusion and diversity.

Read the update here and watch Dr Gibson’s video message below:


Chair: Dr Nisha Khot

Deputy Chair: Dr Gillian Gibson

Dr Benjamin Bopp (RANZCOG President)

Dr Jessica Caudwell-Hall

Dr Marilyn Clarke

Prof Caroline De Costa

Dr Marilla Druitt

Dr Leigh Duncan

Dr Judith Gardiner

Ms Vase Jovanoska

Dr Fiona Langdon

Dr Helena Obermair

Dr Frank O’Keeffe

Dr Tom Paxton-Hall

Dr Vijay Roach

Dr Philip Suisted