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The Athena SWAN Charter recognises and celebrates good workplace practice and environments for women and gender diverse people working in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) within higher education and research. It is important that all staff from all genders feel that they can reach their potential and benefit from available opportunities.

ECU aims to promote possibilities (both internal and external) that allow staff from all genders to grow and develop on their career journeys. The following provides a selection of current opportunities that support staff in fulfilling their career potential.


CEDA’s Women in Leadership series: Gender and diversity - the policymakers

The Committee for Economic Development of Australia’s final Women in Leadership series event for 2017 welcomes three influential women who are leading gender and diversity policy and transformational change in Australia. Read more on the event and email if you are interested in attending.

11 October 2017
2017 SAGE Symposium The Science in Gender Equity initiative (SAGE)  will focus on practical solutions for implementing change in the STEMM sectors at this nation wide event taking place in Brisbane, QLD. It will include bringing experts together to identify mechanism to address the barriers for women of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; sharing views and inputs to support best practices; and continuing the dialogue on national policy enablers to support continuous improvement through measurement. Read more 5/6 September 2017
Australian Institute of Management (AIM) WA Women in Leadership 2017 The Filling the Pool research in 2015 identified specific actions that could be taken by Governments, Organisations and women to increase the participation and rates of progression of female leaders in decision making and influencing roles to address the current imbalance. This program focuses on the actions that organisations can take. Flyer

22 August 2017

10 October 2017

5 December 2017

Inaugural Superstars of STEM program

Science & Technology Australia is now accepting applications for the inaugural Superstars of STEM program. The program strives to support 30 women employed in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to become highly visible public role models. Workshops will be a combination of live online workshops and face-to-face delivery in an Australian capital city. Read more

Deadline for applications is 5pm on 23 May 2017.
Women in Leadership in Public Sector 2017

Sponsored by ECU, this event is designed for individuals who are performing well in their current role, are ready to take on a position of greater responsibility and are motivated to develop their leadership capabilities. Increasing the numbers of women in senior leadership roles within government will ensure that government capitalise on the diverse talents available and that the sector better reflects the community that it serves. Read more

18 May 2017
Speaker event followed by workshop electives
The 4thAnnual Women in Leadership WA Summit 2017

The Women in Leadership Western Australia Summit showcases some of the most respected leaders in the region. Designed to empower delegates, who will learn how to lead teams and organisations in a fast-paced and rapidly changing business environment. Aspiring, emerging and existing leaders will explore how to best navigate conflict and develop the leadership skills essential for executive level positions and improve overall performance. This summit is the perfect opportunity to network with like-minded people and build new connections.

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Pre-Summit Workshop - 7 March 2017

Summit - 8 & 9 March 2017

Post-Summit Workshop - 10 March 2017

Going for Gold - Just the Beginning

Professor Tom Welton will discuss the work done in the Chemistry Department at the Imperial College London on valuing diversity and enabling all of the department’s members to reach their full potential, regardless of who they are. He will ask the audience to be actively involved in the discussion, to bring their own experiences and ideas and to steer the conversation into the areas that are most important to them. RSVP

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16 January 2017, 2-3pm

Woolnough Lecture Theatre—First Floor Room 107

Geography & Geology Building at The University of Western Australia

CEDA Women in Leadership Series 2016 - Australia's gender equality scorecard Improving organisational equality has repeatedly been proven to reap major economic and financial benefits, yet progress has been tediously slow. CEDA is honoured to have Libby Lyons, Director of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA), give an exclusive keynote address in Western Australia to announce the results of the third annual Australian Gender Equality Scorecard. Has the tide finally turned on the pathway to parity? Click here to enrol 30 November 12 - 2pm
Grand River Ballroom, Pan Pacific Perth

ALLY training

(Internal ECU)

The aim of the session is to provide participants with an overall understanding of why LGBTI workplace inclusion is important to an organisation as well as to provide a level of comfort around terminology, explore challenges often faced by LGBTI employees and provide awareness on the impact that a culture has on the lived experiences of its employees. Holistically, it provides a hands on and practical 'how to' be an Ally for LGBTI employees.  Click here to enrol Various dates from Oct 2016 - Dec 2017

Managing Unconscious Bias in the Workplace Program

(Internal ECU)

Curious to know why diversity remains a ‘work in progress’? There has been a concerted effort over decades to establish fair and equitable workplaces where diversity is the norm. However, despite these efforts and the investment in time and resources by organisations and specialist commissions, progress in removing the barriers that limit opportunities for certain identified groups remains largely elusive. Click here to enrol now in a Managing Unconscious Bias in the Workplace session to learn what you can do in identifying, calling, and addressing unconscious bias. Various dates from Nov 2016 - Dec 2017
Boosting Women in STEM Summit
Strengthening educational pathways and job readiness

A forum that brings together a range of both international and national speakers on key topics including:

  • Strengthening links between tertiary educationand industry
  • Increasing female enrolments in STEM courses
  • Learning how to ensure female STEM graduates gain sustainable employment
  • Developing a long term sustainable female talentpool for STEM industries
  • Preparing women to succeed in male-dominatedenvironments

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28-30 September 2016
Campus Review Higher Equity Summit – Equality  in Higher Education 2016 A diverse selection of professional leaders, outspoken advocates and experts will discuss how everyone can play a role in making gender equity the new norm in the higher education sector. Download the flyer here. 26 September 2016
Executive Ready Program Women & Leadership Australia Development program for mid to senior level managers - A leadership accelerator designed to stretch participants and propel them towards executive level performance, behaviours and mindsets. To view the Executive Ready program prospectus click here Scholarship datesclose August 26, 2016

Women & Leadership Australia

The Advanced Leadership Program

A 12 month program, created to radically develop Australia’s executive talent pool. The Advanced Leadership Program enables the advancement of high potential women across all sectors and industries. Download the flyer here. Various

Women & Leadership Australia

Accelerated Leadership Program

Delivered across 18 weeks, this program enables the rapid transition of managers into self-directed leaders. It equips participants with the knowledge and behavioural insights required for successful leadership, embedding and functionalising new learnings as real world behaviour and action. Download flyer here. Various
The Women in STEM Leadership Summit 2016 The Summit will bring together remarkable leaders within Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to offer inspiration, advice ​and key​ ​skills for ​emerging, existing and future female leaders in STEM. Download the flyer here 23-24 August 2016
The Strategic Academic: Surviving and Thriving in Academe
Presented by Shelda Debowski
Getting established as an academic can be challenging and confusing: so many demands and so little time. It can be hard to work out what matters and how to plan fora long-term future.  This workshop offers a strategic road map to career success. It will provide guidance through the process of clarifying career priorities, identifying critical goals and addressing issues that are preventing operating as a high performing academic and researcher. For more information contact Book via the Staff Kiosk 21 June 2016

Women Leaders in Public Sector Roadshow 2016

Emphasising leadership and innovation, Women Leaders in Public Sector Roadshow 2016 is the essential event for professionals who want to energise and make an impact across their department and across the sector. Click here for more information : Public Sector Forum 7 April 2016
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