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 support gender diversity and improve the attraction, retention and progression of women, trans and gender diverse people 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 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).