Male Champions of Change in STEM

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 protected].

Who are the Male Champions of Change in STEM?

  • William Cox – Global Chief Executive, Aurecon
  • Robert Easton – Chairman & Senior Managing Director, Accenture ANZ
  • Greg Ellis – CEO, MYOB
  • Kim Ellis – Director, Australian Antarctic Division 
  • Bronwyn Evans (Special Advisor)  – CEO, Engineers Australia
  • Alan Finkel – Chief Scientist, Australian Government
  • Mike Foster – CEO, Fujitsu Australia
  • Bruce Goodwin – Managing Director, Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
  • David Gruen – Australian Statistician, Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Peter Høj – Vice Chancellor, UQ
  • Dig Howitt – CEO & President, Cochlear
  • Chris Jenkins – CEO, Thales Australia
  • James Johnson – CEO, Geoscience Australia
  • Pip Marlow (Special Advisor) – CEO, Salesforce ANZ
  • Larry Marshall – CEO, CSIRO
  • Tanya Monro (Special Advisor) – Chief Defence Scientist
  • Adi Paterson – CEO, ANSTO
  • Brian P Schmidt – Vice Chancellor, ANU
  • Andrew Stevens – Non-Executive Director

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