Focus issue 194 February 2016
The argument about 'why' is over - it's now about 'how' and 'when' - and Australia is making progress
Australian business turns increasingly to women
By Kathryn Fagg
The key to achieving gender balance is leadership. Men must play a critical role – women cannot do it by themselves.
We need to come to terms with unconscious bias
By Mark Toner
There is a general but superficial view that unconscious bias training removes or
reduces our unconscious biases simply because we have become aware of them.
From Black Swan to Athena SWAN
By Susan Pond
Original ideas come from environments that brim with people from diverse backgrounds and original circumstances.
Altering the mindset: women essential for engineering
By Marlene Kanga
Our neighbours in Asia and Africa are powering along, attracting girls to science and
engineering as careers of choice, providing high levels of respect and satisfaction.
Academy women hold big industry and research roles
By Margaret Hartley
Chief Scientists, business leaders, CSIRO stalwarts and leaders
in engineering, minerals, food and fibre, and medicine and biotechnology.
Women Fellows influential leaders in Australian universities
By Rosalind Dubs
Chancellors, Vice Chancellors, Provosts and Deputy Vice Chancellors – and research leaders across diverse disciplines.
Also in this issue:
Promoting Australia's advancement through technology