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Sydney University inaugural champion of Women in STEM Decadal Plan

28 August 2019
Sydney an inaugural champion of the Decadal Plan
Alongside the other inaugural members; ANSTO, Science & Technology Australia (STA) and Raytheon Australia, we share a commitment to working towards greater equity, diversity and inclusion within the sector.

The University of Sydney is proud to be an inaugural Champion of the Women in STEM Decadal Plan.

The Women in STEM Decadal Plan was launched in April 2019 by the Australian Academy of Science, to present a shared vision of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) ecosystem to attract, retain and progress girls and women in STEM careers and education.

The University of Sydney is already on its way to making real change.
Professor Renae Ryan

The Decadal Plan provides a framework to guide the actions of government, industry, academia and the education sector over the next ten years, to achieve gender equity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

It was developed with the input of hundreds of organisations and guidance from an expert working group of leading academics, industry professionals, researchers and education experts.

“We are proud to be the first university to champion the Academy of Science’s Women in STEM Decadal Plan," said Dr Michael Spence, Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of Sydney. 

"The plan aligns with our participation in the SAGE Pilot and our Culture Strategy and will support the amazing work of so many women and men at the University of Sydney who are striving for positive change and stronger representation for women in STEMM."

“Tackling issues of equity and diversity is always difficult, but the University of Sydney is already on its way to make real change," said Professor Renae Ryan, Academic Director of SAGE (Science in Australia Gender Equity).

Professor Renae Ryan, Academic Director of SAGE

Professor Renae Ryan, Academic Director of SAGE

"We are proud to be one of the first Champions of this initiative, and to demonstrate our commitment to the advancement of women in STEMM within the higher education sector."

The University's response to the Decadal Plan aligns our current activities with the six opportunities on the plan and join us in taking action to achieve gender equity in STEM.

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