8 March 2017
The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering’s women Fellows are making strong claims to top roles, rewards and jobs in Australia.
ATSE is celebrating International Women’s Day 2017 with a majority of six women on its 10-member Board of Directors – a first for the Academy.
ATSE has a Fellowship of more than 800, of which some 11 per cent are women, and implemented a Gender Equity Policy in December 2010, which included setting a gender target of 33 per cent for new Fellows elected each year.
Women Fellows are playing a strong role in ATSE affairs. They constitute 36 per cent of ATSE’s strategic forum (The Assembly), contribute half the members of ATSE’s Audit and Risk Committee, 43 per cent of the members of the Membership Committee and 36 per cent of the Clunies Ross Awards Committee. They also play a strong leadership role in ATSE’s seven key National Technology Challenge Forums, holding nine positions as Chair or Deputy Chair of the Forum leadership groups.
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