Australia's strategy to achieve gender equality in STEM

Elsevier, The Lancet, Volume 393, Issue 10171, 9–15 February 2019, Pages 524-526.
Authors: 
Jane Latimer, Somali Cerise, Pavel Ovseiko, Jill Rathborne, Saraid Billiards and Wafa El-Adhamie

In Australia, increasing the representation of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is a national imperative. In 2016, the Australian Federal Government identified gender equality as a key platform in its National Innovation and Science Agenda. Although the efforts of women to advance gender equality in STEM remain central, men have been notably absent in these efforts despite holding the power and influence to create substantial change. Engaging decent and influential men to work beside women to accelerate gender equality in STEM is a major strategic opportunity and priority.