UniSuper proudly supports gender equity and diversity

05 Sep 2017

UniSuper proudly supports gender equity and diversity

UniSuper is proud to support The Sage 2017 Symposium this week in Brisbane. Over two days, the conference will focus on practical solutions for implementing change in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine (STEMM) sector.

The Symposium will bring together experts to identify mechanisms to address the barriers for women of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, share views and inputs to support best practices for on-the-ground action, and continue dialogue on national policy enablers to support continuous improvement through measurement.

UniSuper is honoured to sponsor this year’s Symposium. We are dedicated to sponsoring events that impact and matter to our members, particularly events which promote gender equity and diversity within Australia’s universities.

We strongly endorse SAGE’s efforts in encouraging and supporting more women scientists to pursue a career in their field. Women comprise more than half of science PhD graduates and early career researchers, but just 17% of senior academics in Australian universities and research institutes. The loss of so many women scientists is a significant waste of expertise, talent and investment, and this impacts our nation’s scientific performance and productivity.

Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) is a program of activities designed to improve gender equity and diversity in STEMM. The 2017 Symposium will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th September. 

Find out more about The Sage 2017 Symposium