ANU has joined forces with a number of leading universities and organisations to ensure the talents of women are better represented in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) education and careers.
Along with ANU, participating institutions are the University of Canberra, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), University of South Australia, University of Sydney, and the University of Cambridge.
ANU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Brian Schmidt AC said that ANU was taking part in the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) programme, and that university leaders were committed to gender equality in science.
"For ANU, the SAGE initiative is a programme that will help the University both think about the problems around gender equity, and then find ways to fix those problems", Professor Schmidt said.
"We are delighted to be working with other research institutions in our region to break down barriers and inspire more women to have rewarding careers in STEMM".