Monday, 2 November 2015

Gender Equity and STEMM

Monash University's participation in Athena SWAN pilot

Monash University has been selected to participate in the Science in Australian Gender Equity (SAGE) Pilot of the Athena SWAN Charter. The Charter, led by the Academy of Science, aims to address under-representation of women in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Medicine) disciplines through a transparent, evidence-based system of gender equity accreditation.
Monash is now commencing its work under Athena SWAN to qualify for the Bronze institutional award, in recognition of the University’s commitment to bolster women’s leadership roles within STEMM fields. The pilot aligns with the University’s strategic focus on improving the representation of women in STEMM and will allow us to identify gaps and opportunities for improvement, which will be as subject to rigorous peer-review from mid-2017.

An opportunity to find out more
An open session for staff and students to learn about the aims of the pilot, facilitated by Dr Zuleyka Zevallos, Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Project Manager, will be held on: Monday 9 November 2015 from 10am-12pm at South One Lecture Theatre, 43 Rainforest Walk, Clayton.

Topics will include: ·         Changing the gender equity landscape in STEMM ·         Objectives of the SAGE Pilot ·         Purpose and benefits of Athena SWAN Awards ·         Bronze Institutional Application process and the SAGE Pilot program ·         How students, faculty members, staff and leaders can get involved.

To register your attendance, please RSVP through this link.

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