Women in STEM

Women in STEM Decadal Plan

The national Women in STEM Decadal Plan, developed by the Australian Academy of Science (AAS)  in collaboration with the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (AATE), offers a vision and opportunities to guide organisations and stakeholders to achieve a transformative, systematic and sustained change towards gender equality in Australia’s STEM sector by 2030. As a Champion organisation, the University of Wollongong has agreed to publicly align our gender equity journey with the Decadal Plan.

The Women in STEM Decadal Plan provides a framework to ensure the STEM ecosystem is moving towards a shared vision. It outlines six opportunities for all stakeholders - government, academia, industry, education and the broader community - who have the power to act and create change. The six opportunities are:

  • leadership and cohesion
  • evaluation
  • workplace culture
  • visibility
  • education
  • industry action

UOW Response to the Women in STEM Decadal Plan (pdf)

Dr Monqiue Francois
Distinguished Professor Zaiping Guo
Diana Ly
Female student standing in university science laboratory