Targeting gender equity at work and on campus
In late July, representatives from industry, peak bodies, and the public sector came together to explore strategies to implement STEMM gender workforce targets at a symposium hosted by the UTS Centre for Social Justice and Inclusion.
Traditionally, the male-dominated fields of science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) struggle, both with attracting and with keeping female talent. Women make up just 27 per cent of the Australian workforce in STEM according to the CSIRO, and in the male-dominated fields of IT and engineering the proportion is even lower.
“In the STEMM disciplines, where new discoveries have the potential to significantly benefit our economy, environment and society, we cannot accept the consequences of a continuing and systematic lack of diversity,” said UTS Provost and Senior Vice President, Professor Andrew Parfitt.
Read more in the Centre for Social Justice and Inclusion newsroom.