Overall, women receive a smaller share of research funding – but it’s not due to how applications are weighed up. The problem starts with the workforce itself.
With unprecedented skills shortages looming in Australia, more than ever we need gender equity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Here’s what needs to happen.
Lisa Harvey-Smith, UNSW Professor of Practice in Science Communication, will continue to champion women and girls in STEM.
In 2016, women represented just 29% of workers with university qualifications in science, technology, engineering or maths. And that was before the pandemic disruption.
UNSW Dean of Science leads report that finds women’s advancement in the STEM workforce are at risk due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
There is no shortage of projects to boost the number of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. But what we need is more hard data on whether and how these schemes are actually working.
Building a strong 'engineering identity' is a key step towards bringing more women into the field, a new report has found.
Turning around old stereotypes and creating valuable opportunities for girls as they move through school is a challenge that everyone must support.
Lisa Harvey-Smith has joined UNSW Sydney as Professor of Practice in Science Communication and the Australian government's Women in STEM Ambassador.
Dr Caroline Ford was celebrated at the Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards as a leader promoting opportunity for women of diverse backgrounds.