In recognition of UNSW’s commitment to supporting women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), the Australian Academy of Science has named UNSW as one of its Decadal Plan Champions.
The Australian Academy of Science’s Women in STEM Decadal Plan provides a vision for Australia’s STEM workforce for 2030 and a framework for organisations across multiple sectors to move towards these goals.
'A workforce delivering science, technology and innovation and the national advances they bring must make use of all available talent. Yet women and girls face a myriad of systemic barriers and cultures which result in ther under-representation across the breadth and depth of STEM disciplines and careers. Under-representation and underutilisation of the workforce are threats to Australia’s prosperity'. – Decadal Plan Page 10
As a Decadal Plan Champion, UNSW has agreed to publicly align our gender equity journey with the decadal plan. The champions process builds on the efforts already underway across many organisations including UNSW, providing a platform to share knowledge, act, evaluate and create accountability.