SAGE is a program owned and managed jointly by the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering. SAGE administers under licence the Athena SWAN accreditation framework, which is owned by the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU), a unit of Advance HE.
The ECU is the owner of the intellectual property rights in the Athena SWAN Charter, including the accreditation framework and trade mark “Athena SWAN”. SAGE has licenced the Athena SWAN framework, and so accreditation awards conferred under SAGE will be branded as “Athena SWAN” awards.
To be a member, institutions must agree to commit to the 10 principles of Athena SWAN Charter, pay an annual subscription fee, and prepare and submit an application for accreditation in accordance with the SAGE Programme Guidelines. Please see ‘SAGE is accepting new subscribers – apply now‘.
Annual membership fees are set according to the following scale:
|Institutional revenue||Annual fee (excl. GST)|
|> $850 million||$30,000|
|< $20 million||$7,000|
Please sign into the charter Members Portal to access all materials relating to SAGE program guidelines and processes (including peer review); workshop materials; FAQs related specifically to the application; dates of SAGE activities (including regional network meetings and workshops); and other resources developed by SAGE and/or shared by SAGE members.
Cohort 1 recipients of the inaugural Bronze Awards were announced on 5 December 2018 at the inaugural SAGE Awards Gala Dinner. Applicants were notified of the outcome of their Bronze Award application in September 2018, with the media announcement coinciding with the conferral of the Awards.
Another round of awards were conferred in February 2020. Please see the event page for a photo gallery of the SAGE 2020 Awards Dinner on 20 February 2020. You can also view the media announcements from September 2019 (Cohort 2 Bronze Awardees) and February 2020 (Cohorts 2 and 3).
While all employers have a responsibility to make sure that their employees are treated fairly, SAGE cannot act on any complaints outside its remit (piloting of Athena SWAN accreditation), including all matters associated with employment. Resolution and/or complaints about workplace matters can be addressed directly with the supervisor and/or employer; where this may not be preferred/possible, complaints can be directed to either the Australian Human Rights Commission (https://www.humanrights.gov.au/complaints/complaint-guides) or the Fair work Ombudsman (http://www.fairwork.gov.au/complaints).
SAGE welcomes feedback from members and stakeholders; we are committed to resolving any issues or complaints raised by SAGE members about SAGE services. Please refer to the SAGE Service Charter for details.
If you are interesting in supporting SAGE, please contact the Executive Director by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also support SAGE by following our activities on social media and by attending future SAGE events. The SAGE Twitter handle is @SciGenderEquity, and you can also follow SAGE on LinkedIn and Facebook. If you belong to a SAGE member institute and would like to contribute to their SAGE journey, please contact the Self-Assessment Team for your institute directly.