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The Athena SWAN Charter recognises good workplace practices and environments for women and gender diverse people working in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) within higher education and research.

ECU aims to circulate events (both internal and external) that may allow staff opportunities to grow and develop their careers, acknowledging the importance of diversity in the workplace.


CEDA Women in Leadership Series 2018: STEM skills business essential

This luncheon event, examines the importance of businesses embracing and encouraging STEM skills in the workplace, to be at the forefront of digital disruption preparedness. ECU are proud to be sponsors of the series in 2018. Read more19 June 2018
Women in Leadership Summit 2018 (Sydney)This summit will focus on how women can empower themselves,
their employees, and their organisations to address the disparity in
gender equality at all levels. For professional staff seeking leadership and management skills. Read more

16/17 October 2018

Advancing women in STEMM – An ECU and United Nations Association of Australia (WA) eventHosted by the United Nations Association of Australia (WA), come along to this panel event where ECU women will share their journeys, challenges and achievements,  reflecting on how to drive gender equality in STEMM. Book now22 February 2018

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
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

Download the flyer

16 January 2017, 2-3pm

Woolnough Lecture Theatre—First Floor Room 107

Geography & Geology Building at The University of Western Australia

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