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SAGE Pilot of Athena SWAN

The Athena SWAN Charter provides an evaluation and accreditation framework to help improve gender equity policies and practices in academic institutions, with demonstrable results in the United Kingdom. The Charter requires participating institutes to apply for a Bronze Institutional Award demonstrating that the institution has a solid foundation for eliminating gender bias and developing an inclusive culture that values all staff. To do so, institutions need to collect and analyse data about their current state, prior to developing and implementing a four-year action plan, along with a commitment to monitor progress, ensuring systemic and sustainable improvement.

The University of Tasmania is one of 40 inaugural institutions around Australia taking part in the two-year pilot of the program of Athena SWAN.  University of Tasmania's involvement is being led by Professor Brigid Heywood, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and includes a team of professional and academic staff from across the University.

To find out more information about The Athena SWAN Charter and The SAGE Initiative please visit our gender equity website