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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 inLeadership Western Australia Summit showcases some of the most respectedleaders in the region. Designed to empower delegates, who will learn how tolead teams and organisations in a fast-paced and rapidly changing businessenvironment. Aspiring, emerging and existing leaders will explore how to bestnavigate conflict and develop the leadership skills essential for executivelevel positions and improve overall performance. This summit is the perfectopportunity to network with like-minded people and build new connections.

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Pre-SummitWorkshop - 7 March 2017

Summit - 8 & 9March 2017

Post-Summit Workshop - 10 March 2017

Going for Gold - Just the Beginning

Professor Tom Welton will discuss the work done inthe Chemistry Department at the Imperial College London on valuing diversity andenabling all of the department’s members to reach their full potential, regardless of who theyare. He will ask the audience to be actively involved in the discussion, to bring theirown experiences and ideas and to steer the conversation into the areas that aremost 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 Universityof Western Australia

CEDA Women in Leadership Series 2016 - Australia's gender equality scorecard Improvingorganisational equality has repeatedly been proven to reap major economic andfinancial benefits, yet progress has been tediously slow. CEDA is honoured tohave Libby Lyons, Director of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA), givean exclusive keynote address in Western Australia to announce the results ofthe third annual Australian Gender Equality Scorecard. Has the tide finallyturned 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 thesession is to provide participants with an overall understanding of why LGBTIworkplace inclusion is important to an organisation as well as to provide alevel of comfort around terminology, explore challenges often faced by LGBTIemployees and provide awareness on the impact that a culture has on the livedexperiences 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 whydiversity remains a ‘work in progress’? There has been a concerted effort overdecades to establish fair and equitable workplaces where diversity is the norm.However, despite these efforts and the investment in time and resources byorganisations and specialist commissions, progress in removing the barriersthat limit opportunities for certain identified groups remains largely elusive. Click here to enrolnow in a Managing Unconscious Bias in the Workplace session to learn whatyou 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 bothinternational 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 gainsustainable employment
  • Developing a long term sustainable female talentpool for STEM industries
  • Preparing women to succeed in male-dominatedenvironments

Download the flyer here

28-30 September 2016
Campus Review HigherEquity Summit – Equality  in Higher Education 2016 A diverse selectionof professional leaders, outspoken advocates and experts will discuss howeveryone can play a role in making gender equity the new norm in the highereducation sector. Download the flyer here. 26 September 2016
Executive Ready Program Women & Leadership Australia Development programfor mid to senior level managers - A leadership accelerator designed to stretchparticipants and propel them towards executive level performance, behavioursand mindsets. To view theExecutive Ready program prospectus click here Scholarship datesclose August 26, 2016

Women &Leadership Australia

The AdvancedLeadership Program

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

Women &Leadership Australia

AcceleratedLeadership Program

Delivered across 18weeks, this program enables the rapid transition of managers into self-directedleaders. It equips participants with the knowledge and behavioural insightsrequired for successful leadership, embedding and functionalising new learningsas real world behaviour and action. Download flyer here. Various
TheWomen in STEM Leadership Summit 2016 TheSummit 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
Gettingestablished as an academic can be challenging and confusing: so many demandsand 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 careersuccess.  It will provide guidance through the process of clarifyingcareer priorities, identifying critical goals and addressing issues that arepreventing operating as a high performing academic and researcher.  Formore 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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