Gender equity in STEMM: Findings and insights from Athena SWAN
Date: Tuesday 29 August 2017
Time: 10am – 12pm;
Venue: New Horizons, Seminar rooms G29 & G30 (ground floor), 20 Research Way, Clayton Campus
Monash has a longstanding commitment to gender equity and we have made demonstrable improvements, but there is a significant opportunity for further progress, particularly in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM), where representation of women in senior roles remains critically low.
The event shared insights from our Athena SWAN journey so far, including preliminary findings from our consultation activities as well as from analyses of staff data and our assessment or existing programs and processes designed to support gender equity.
Presentations covered a range of topics including key career transition points, support for parents and carers, flexible working, organisational culture and intersectionality.
About Athena SWAN
Athena SWAN promotes and celebrates excellence in employment practices that assist the recruitment, retention and promotion of women and gender minorities in STEMM.
The program has earned an international reputation for creating gender inclusive workplaces, with accredited institutions demonstrating a competitive edge in attracting the best scientists.
Our participation in Athena SWAN aligns closely with our strategic goals to be excellent and inclusive. Underpinning strategies are to attract and retain successful academic women in STEMM disciplines, and to further promote inclusive workplace culture for people irrespective of their gender, cultural background, ethnicity or religion.