Catalysing Gender Equity 2020 - Equity Action Gallery

The Equity Action Gallery provided a space at Catalysing Gender Equity to share the knowledge and experience gained from the abundance of equity projects in Australia. The gallery represented projects funded through the Australian Government’s Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship (WISE) grants or developed as a part of SAGE members Athena SWAN action plans. Space was available for organisations and individuals to provide a poster outlining the goals and impacts of their projects. Posters showcased projects such as:

Franklin Women Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Women are critically underrepresented on Wikipedia, indeed articles about women make up only 16% of all biographies on the website. In 2019, Franklin Women organized a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to change this. Forty women attended the event with the intention of increasing the visibility of women in STEMM online. They added 21 new articles, edited 35 existing ones, and added 21,000 words overall. Franklin Women continues their efforts elevate women in STEMM on Wikipedia. View poster.

The Women in Earth and Environmental Sciences Australasia Network (WOMEESA)

WOMEESA aims to gather and support women working in earth and environmental sciences across Australasia, whether they work in academia, industry or government. This network facilitates collaboration across sector boundaries and empowers members by increasing their visibility, advocating for gender equity and providing opportunities via their database. View poster.

MCHRI Advancing Women in Leadership

Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation (MCHRI) is committed to identifying and dismantling barriers for women’s advancement into leadership positions in healthcare. To further this aim they have devised an evidence-based plan to support women in leadership which comprises four phases: new knowledge generation, multi-faceted intervention development, data measurement, and delivery and evaluation. View poster.

Homeward Bound

The Homeward Bound project supports women in STEMM to grow their leadership skills and foster international collaboration over the course of each 12-month program, which ends with a trip to Antarctica. To date, more than 400 participants have taken part. View poster.

QUT Improving Organisational Culture

QUT has identified the need for senior level staff to catalyse change in order to improve organisation-wide gender equity. This change catalysation is supported through training which teaches staff to identify and navigate what and how to change within their sphere of influence. Once progress has been made it is then recognised in the QUT STEMM Diversity and Inclusion Awards. View poster.


The ARC Centre of Excellence in All Sky Astrophysics in 3 Dimensions (ASTRO 3D) have designed and implemented a guide for ensuring that their meetings are inclusive. It is expected that each meeting will accommodate inclusion of staff from all careers stages, institutional affiliations and genders, and that those leading the meeting ensure they stress the importance of inclusion and moderate discussion to ensure all participants have a say. View poster.

Follow below links for access to other posters presented in the Equity Action Gallery.