Women in STEM Decadal Plan Champions

Australia’s Women in STEM Decadal Plan provides a shared vision for the STEM ecosystem to attract, retain and progress girls and women in STEM education and careers. Gender equity in STEM will make significant and measurable improvements in Australia's:

  • preparedness for the future
  • workforce participation
  • economic performance
  • scientific impacts
  • creativity and entrepreneurial activities

Action is being taken by Women in STEM Decadal Plan Champions—STEM organisations who have agreed to publicly align their gender equity journey with the decadal plan.

The Australian Academy of Science will collate these champion responses providing a source of ideas and inspiration for everyone who would like to support girls and women in STEM.

Discover and collaborate with champions’ activities or become a champion today.

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Raytheon Australia

As a national employer of highly-skilled engineers, Raytheon Australia is investing in the next generation of women engineers by creating pathways to fulfilling STEM careers.

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The University of Sydney

The University of Sydney was one of the first universities in the world to have at its core a commitment to equality and inclusion. We remain committed to working towards gender equity and diversity to create a culture where all our staff and students feel truly included and valued. Contact University of Sydney

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Science & Technology Australia

Science & Technology Australia (STA) is committed to growing its national leadership for equity, diversity and inclusion in Australian STEM, and empowering others in the sector to work meaningfully towards better balance. Contact STA

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ANSTO is committed to always favour diversity of gender, age, race and religion to move us towards a more inclusive and progressive world. We are inspired by diversity of thought – where the rich differences of our people’s ideas and perspectives are a source of our ongoing success – imparting knowledge, diverse skills and ingenious thinking. Contact ANSTO

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Mei Sun Yee, working on the field using a computer

The Women in STEM Decadal Plan was developed with the involvement of hundreds of organisations that participated in a national consultation process undertaken by the Australian Academy of Science in partnership with the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering.

The plan provides a framework to ensure the STEM ecosystem is moving towards a shared vision. It outlines six opportunities for all stakeholders—government, academia, industry, education and the broader community—who have the power to act and create change.

The six opportunities are:

  • leadership and cohesion
  • evaluation
  • workplace culture
  • visibility
  • education
  • industry action

Together we must build on the efforts already underway across many STEM organisations, sharing knowledge, acting, evaluating and creating accountability.

Become a champion

To become a Women in STEM Decadal Plan Champion, provide a response outlining how you or your organisation’s gender equity activities align with the six opportunities identified in the decadal plan, now and in the future. Champions revisit their response every 12 months and provide an update reflecting their progress.

We will share your response here, providing a platform to celebrate progress, identify gaps and build a community of interest.

A response guide is available to assist you in generating a response.