SAGE Symposium: Showcasing Gender Equity and Innovation

Elizabeth Broderick: "Most progress comes in countless, small, intentional steps rather than one giant leap and that is definitely true for shaping a more gender equal future. It is a path characterised by persistence.”

The first annual SAGE Symposium is fast approaching on 24 June at the Maritime Museum in Sydney. Science and technology experts, business and policy leaders will examine ways to enhance gender equity and create a more diverse and innovative STEMM sector in Australia.

The Symposium will feature prominent leaders in STEMM, gender equity and diversity. Former Sex Discrimination Commissioner and Males Champions of Change Founder Elizabeth Broderick will deliver the keynote address. Our plenary talks also include Ita Buttrose, Pioneer in Australian women’s journalism and 2013 Australian of the Year, and David Ruebain, Chief Executive of the Equality Challenge Unit, United Kingdom.

Other esteemed speakers include Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel, NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer Professor Mary O’Kane, and President of the Australian Academy of Science Professor Andrew Holmes.

Tickets are almost sold out for our Symposium, but limited tickets are still available for our Cocktail Party. This special event provides an exclusive opportunity for guests to socialise with keynote speakers along with Fellows of both Academies, who represent Australia’s greatest scientific minds and innovators. This networking event celebrates women in STEMM and national collaboration to enhance gender equity and diversity.

Register to attend the Cocktail Party below.

Eventbrite - Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Symposium 2016

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Australia Needs Women in Science Leadership

In September 2015, the SAGE Pilot was launched in Parliament House, Canberra. The event was attended by Ministers, representatives from research funding and policy sectors, and representatives from the 32 universities and research institutions participating in the SAGE Pilot. The event included a panel discussion on why Australia needs women in science leadership. Below is a transcript of the discussion and audience questions.

Panel Members

Professor Nalini Joshi FAA FRSN, SAGE Committee Co-Chair, University of Sydney, Former Australian Academy Council Member and Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellow

Dr Maggie Evans-Galea, SAGE Committee Member, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Co-Founder Women in Science Australia

Professor Sharon Bell, SAGE Committee Member, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Charles Darwin University


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