Athena SWAN

SAGE is a partnership between the Australian Academy of Science and the Academy of Technology and Engineering, formed to address gender equity in the STEMM sector. In August 2015, SAGE launched a Pilot of the Athena SWAN Charter making Australia the first nation beyond the UK and Ireland to pilot this program. Griffith is one of 40 institutions around Australia taking part in the two-year pilot program.

The Athena SWAN Charter is an evaluation and accreditation program that works towards enhancing gender equity in STEMM. The Charter recognises excellence in employment practices that advance and promote the careers of women and gender minorities in STEMM subjects through Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards

The process for Griffith

2015

  • Accepted in SAGE Athena SWAN Charter
  • Shaped self assessment team

2016

  • Self assessment team meet regularly
  • Identify and analyse data from 2015-2017
  • Self reflection - identify achievements, challenges and gaps
  • Start to build narrative for Bronze award application
  • Start to shape our action plan
  • Official launch of program activities

2017

  • Identify and redress gaps in data (where possible)
  • Complete qualitative survey of staff
  • Refine and complete narrative for bronze award application
  • Refine and complete our action plan

2018

  • Submit bronze award application
  • Commence monitoring against GU action plan

Athena SWAN Charter

The charter is an evaluation and accreditation program that works towards enhancing gender equity in STEMM. Through Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards, the Charter recognises excellence in employment practices that advance and promote the careers of women and gender minorities in the sector.

What is the charter?

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