To solve gender inequity, we need to know what is happening and why it’s happening. Dr Lucie Joschko shares how Monash University conducted focus groups and surveys to reveal the whys. The result is a robust Athena Swan action plan, but implementing this plan requires a huge team effort across the university.Read more
If you haven’t been directly involved in Athena Swan at your organisation, you might be wondering: what does it actually take to get an Athena Swan Award? How is joining SAGE any different from taking part in other gender equity programs?
To answer these questions, we speak to returning guest Dr Lucie Joschko, Manager, Staff Equity and Diversity at Monash University.Read more
In the Australian adaptation of Athena Swan, institutions must address the specific inequities and injustices experienced by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander staff and students.
In the eleventh episode of the podcast, we spoke with Professor Braden Hill and Chanelle Van den Berg about the importance of the SAGE and Athena Swan approach to removing structural barriers for Indigenous peoples.Read more
Achieving gender equity is a team sport.
In the tenth episode of SAGE’s Think Difference podcast, Professor Emma Johnston, Dean of Science at UNSW Sydney, speaks about the concerted and collective effort needed to achieve gender equity.Read more
Among Australian universities, the University of Southern Queensland is one of only two that have had two female vice-chancellors in a row. It looks like the university’s efforts to improve gender equity are paying off.
“We now have over 50% of our senior staff roles filled by women but we were at 33%, five years ago,” said Vice-Chancellor Professor Geraldine Mackenzie in this episode of the SAGE podcast, Think Difference.Read more
While a number of Australian higher education and research sector organisations have started their journey towards gender equity, gender imbalance at senior leadership levels remains a challenge to overcome.
In this episode of Think Difference, guest host Liz Foschia from the Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) spoke with two medical research institutes and SAGE subscribers who are working to reverse that trend.Read more