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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Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd

We exist to give Australian schoolgirls access to technology and programs to build their skills and
confidence, developing a society in which girls confidently lead in STEM entrepreneurship.

Tech Girls Movement

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Edith Cowan University

Edith Cowan University provides industry-relevant teaching and research and is committed to a welcoming and inclusive environment for both its students and staff.

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CoRE Learning Foundation

The CoRE Learning Foundation is a not for profit, industry, education, community and government collaboration with a +15 year vision to expand the CoRE Learning Model in Australian schools.

CoRE Learning Foundation

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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.

Contact The Bureau of Meteorology

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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.

Contact SAHMRIe

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Women in Technology WA

WiTWA is a Perth-based, not for profit organisation providing a framework for women in tech [+] to extend their networks and expanse their knowledge.

Contact Women in Technology WA

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WISE

The WISE Network is made up of a range of industry professionals passionate about achieving gender parity within the subsea and marine-based industries.

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University of Technology Sydney

UTS is, and always will be, a diverse and inclusive university, committed to social justice and the economic, social and cultural prosperity of our community.

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Griffith University

At Griffith, we believe in, strive for and celebrate the Remarkable. We are a progressive and highly respected university dedicated to learning, leadership and innovation.

Contact Griffith

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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.

Contact The Royal Australian Chemical Institute

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The University of Newcastle

Built on principles of equity, excellence and engagement, the University of Newcastle has a reputation as a world-class institution making an impact within regions throughout Australia and across the globe.

Contact The University of Newcastle

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gemaker

gemaker helps Australia's researchers and innovators to have global impact by providing expert advice, services and training to commercialise new knowledge and technologies.

Contact gemaker

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QinetiQ

We are an innovative science and technology company, offering engineering and management advice and services across the land, aerospace and maritime sectors.

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Power of Engineering Inc

Power of Engineering aims to shape a diverse engineering workforce through practical and creative experiences for high school students in collaboration with universities and industry.

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St Vincent's Institute

St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research carries out the highest quality laboratory-based biomedical research in order to make discoveries that will improve the health of the community.

Contact SVI

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Monash University

A focus on gender equity has been fundamental to our organisational strategy for more than three decades. We believe equity makes us better as a University and stronger as a community.

Contact Monash University

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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.

Contact Raytheon

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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

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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Progress by the STEM sector

Evaluation

Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) published key findings from its reporting data in the WGEA Gender Equality Scorecard.

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Visibility

Regional Universities Network (RUN) share stories of women in science, technology and engineering from their network.

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Leadership

EMCR Forum release increasing diversity in prizes and awards best practice guide.

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Visibility

Professor Cheryl Praeger wins Prime Minister's Prize for Science

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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.