Science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) is vital to Australia’s economy, contributing to more than a quarter of Australia’s economic activity. Yet women are severely under-represented in STEM education, making up only 16% of those with STEM qualifications. Women’s lack of retention and progression in STEM signals persistent barriers and entrenched gender inequalities.
With the support of the Australian Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda, the MCC STEM will lead and influence change in women’s representation in STEM. The group represents the diversity of organisations working in the area and the members have a deep commitment to advancing gender equality within their own organisations and more broadly. The MCC STEM is in a unique position to influence change and challenge the systems and stereotypes in STEM that hold women back.The group is convened by Ann Sherry.
For further information please contact the MCC STEM Program Director Somali Cerise at email@example.com.
Who are the Male Champions of Change in STEM?
- Spencer Beasley, Vice President, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
- Alan Finkel, Chief Scientist, Australian Government
- Mike Foster, CEO, Fujitsu Australia
- Gavin Fox-Smith, MD, Johnson & Johnson
- Peter Høj, Vice Chancellor, UQ
- David W Kalisch, Australian Statistician, Australian Bureau of Statistics
- Larry Marshall, CEO, CSIRO
- Adi Paterson, CEO, ANSTO
- Tim Reed, CEO, MYOB
- Brian P Schmidt, Vice Chancellor, ANU
- Andrew Stevens, Non-Executive Director
- Giam Swiegers, Global Chief Executive, Aurecon
- Alex Zelinsky, Chief Defence Scientist
Reports and Resources
- MCC STEM Charter
- MCC STEM Progress Report 2016-17
- Video MCC STEM Leveraging gender equality to drive innovation (Click here for short version)
Recent news and announcements
- MCC STEM -Media Release – 11 OCT 2017
- How ANSTO’s chief stopped women taking lower-paid jobs, Sydney Morning Herald, 11 October 2017
- How to get more women in to STEM careers, ABC Radio National, 11 October 2017
- Dr Larry Marshall: Time for innovation to reach beyond STEM and into culture, CSIROscope, 11 October 2017
- Alan Finkel’s Closing Remarks at the MCC STEM breakfast event, ‘Boosting innovation: Gender equality in STEM’, 11 October 2017
- The Australian, January 2017