The George Institute receives internationally recognised Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award
On the 20th of February 2020, The George Institute for Global Health was one of eleven institutions recognised for their work in advancing gender equity and diversity as part of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) initiative. Representatives from the Institute joined the other awardees at the SAGE gala dinner, held in Adelaide, to receive the internationally recognised Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award.
Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews congratulated members on achieving the accreditation.
"The Morrison Government is committed to increasing the number of women in STEM and the SAGE initiative is an important tool in that effort," Minister Andrews said.
"Encouraging research and higher education organisations to make meaningful improvements to their gender equity policies and practices is vital if we're going to bring about much needed change."
Established in 2015, SAGE is a partnership between the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering and is the only transformative gender equity program of its kind in Australia in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) disciplines in higher education and research.
Chief Operating Officer for The George Institute for Global Health Tim Regan said of the achievement,
“It is fantastic that The George has been awarded this very prestigious accreditation which shows just how serious we are in supporting gender equity in STEMM. To receive the award among Australia’s top universities and one of only a few medical research institutes is a great honour."