About

The Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Initiative.is an incorporated not-for-profit company limited by guarantee founded in partnership between the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering.

SAGE’s vision is to improve participation, retention and success of women and other gender minorities and support gender diversity in Australian higher education and research.

SAGE started in 2015 as a national Pilot program to test the Athena SWAN Charter and its adaptation to Australia’s context. The Pilot was funded by seed funding from the founding partner sciences and technologies academies (the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, payment of institutional subscription fees and grant funding from the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science under the National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA).