At the University of Sydney, fairness and inclusion go hand in hand with merit and excellence.
In episode 15 of Think Difference, we spoke to Professor Renae Ryan, Academic Director of SAGE and Annie Fenwicke, SAGE Program Manager.
They spoke about how the University of Sydney has embedded accountability for gender equity and diversity across the university structure, the University’s SAGE action plan, and how they have worked to actively preserve gender equity during COVID-19.
When the gender and equity strategy at Macquarie University was first formed in the 1960s, there was hunger to be a different kind of university than others at the time – a university that hosted Australia’s first female vice chancellor, and a place where women felt comfortable bringing their children to lectures.
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.
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.
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.
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.