Athena SWAN

The Athena SWAN logo in bronze colour palette, with the text: Athena SWAN Bronze Award

The University is proud to be a founding member of the SAGE (Science in Australia Gender Equity) initiative to commit to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter. It is the first initiative of its kind outside the UK and was established to promote gender equity and diversity, particularly in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine) fields.

The Athena SWAN program is an accreditation process which involves an intensive exploration of the state of gender equity and development of a 4-year action plan to address opportunities and challenges. In recognition of our commitment to take action on gender equity, the University of Melbourne was granted a Bronze Award – the first step in the accreditation program.

An image from the 2020 Athena SWAN award ceremony. Several members of the Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee are standing in front of a large white backdrop, emblazoned with the S A G E logo. A man in a suit is presenting Marilys with a glass Athena SWAN Bronze Award.

Under the guidance of the Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee, we will continue to deliver on the commitments outlined in our Athena SWAN action plan as we work towards future accreditations in the program.

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Marilys Guillemin, Athena SWAN Project Lead

Christine Dew, Project Lead, Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee