WOMEN IN THE DRIVING SEAT
Focus issue 200 February 2017
We need a critical mass of women in Australian leadership roles
In this issue:
WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH WOMEN IN BUSINESS?
By Rosalind Dubs and Michael Edwards
Women in business in Australia have not yet reached critical mass. We must speak out and take firm action to increase the numbers of capable women in the driving seat.
DRIVING CHANGE IN OUR UNIVERSITIES – STARTING WITH ENGINEERING
By Graham Schaffer, Else Shepherd, Doreen Thomas and Mark Hoffman
A number of engineering faculties have started diversity programs, but we need to better understand the reasons behind individual choice.
CHANGING THE WAY WE DO THINGS
By Kathryn Fagg
Everyone in organisations knows which roles are the most important. We need to have a critical mass of women in them.
WHY AREN’T THERE MORE WOMEN RUNNING HIGHER EDUCATION?
By Mark Toner
In general, patriarchy isn’t an explicit ongoing effort by men to dominate women; it’s a long-standing system that we are born into, accept and participate in, mostly unconsciously.
SAGE IS DRIVING GENDER EQUALITY AND SOCIAL GOOD
By Susan Pond
The Athena SWAN principles and programs such as SAGE are relevant in any societal, political and economic context and for every woman and girl, man and boy in Australia.
THE GOVERNMENT IS TACKLING GENDER INEQUALITY
By Dr Wafa El-Adhami and Dr Saraid Billiards
A national effort to overcome the cultural and organisational factors that discourage girls and women from studying in the STEM areas.
Also in this issue:
- Childhood clues to career esteem
- Not whether, but how – and how quickly
- Oration Dinner honours New Fellows
- Newcastle engineer wins Batterham Medal
- ATSE backs NRI Roadmap draft
- Research engagement trial to start this year
- Industry–research collaboration through a Defence prism
- Education for innovation