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.
One Year In—Women in STEM Decadal Plan Champions, analyses the gender equity activities highlighted by Champions and key stakeholders between August 2019 – August 2020 and defines the next steps to improving gender equity.
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Australian Academy of Technology & Engineering
Gender equity and diversity and inclusion are key strategic goals for the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, which is committed to leading positive change for the Academy itself and for Australia’s STEM community.Download full response
The University of Queensland
Knowledge leadership for a better world. The University of Queensland positively influences society by engaging in the pursuit of excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge.Download full response
Defence aims to build our workforce capability by harnessing the full scope of talent across the Australian community. As the demand for a technologically skilled workforce continues to increase, we are committed to partnering to build a diverse world-leading STEM talent pool for the future. Contact DefenceDownload full response
Northern Territory Government, Department of Trade, Business and Innovation
The Department of Trade, Business and Innovation aims to make the Northern Territory a vibrant and resilient economy for all Territorians, grow private investment and create jobs.Download full response
Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute
Australia’s not-for-profit national voice and champion for mathematics and statistics, working with schools, universities, industry, philanthropy, government and the community to help shape policy and skill Australia for the future. Contact AMSIDownload full response
Australian Academy of Science
The Australian Academy of Science aims to be a leader in diversity and inclusion in Australia's science sector. We are committed to supporting excellence in science, and we recognise to achieve this we must celebrate and embrace diversity and inclusion in all its forms.Download full response
Bureau of Meteorology
The Bureau of Meteorology is Australia’s national weather, climate and water agency. Its expertise and services assist Australians in dealing with the harsh realities of their natural environment, including drought, floods, fires, storms, tsunami and tropical cyclones.Download full response
South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute
SAHMRI is South Australia’s first independent flagship health and medical research institute. We’re home to more than 700 medical researchers, working together to tackle the biggest health challenges in society.Download full response
The Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI)
The Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) is the professional body for the chemical sciences in Australia. We represent student and professional chemists in academia, education, government and industry.Download full response
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 SydneyDownload full response
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 ANSTODownload full response
Progress by the STEM sector
Dr Cathy Foley selected as the new Chief Scientist
The GiST creates guide on classroom strategies for inclusive learning environments
The Academy publishes One Year In - Women in STEM Decadal Plan Champions, analysing the gender equity activities highlighted by Champions over the past year
Workplace Gender Equality Agency release Gender Equity Insights 2020 report highlighting positive economic impact of women leaders
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.