What is Athena SWAN?

SAGE (Science in Gender Equity Australia)

SAGE is a national program promoting gender equity and diversity in science, technology engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM). It is based on the principles of the UK's Athena SWAN Charter, an evaluation and accreditation framework that addresses the improvement of gender equity policies and practices in STEMM.

Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Ltd is a not-for-profit public company which administers the unique Athena SWAN gender equity and diversity national accreditation framework.

Founded by the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, SAGE’s vision is to improve gender equity in the Australian higher education and research sector. SAGE is building a sustainable and adaptable Athena SWAN model for Australia.

JCU is a member of SAGE, and was awarded Bronze accreditation in 2020.

Click here to view JCU's application for Bronze accreditation.