ANU is striving to become an inclusive university that promotes and encourages all staff to achieve their full potential. To achieve this ANU has committed to the SAGE Pilot of Athena SWAN Charter. The charter is an accreditation program that recognises, promotes and rewards excellence in advancing gender equity and diversity.
ANU became an inaugural member of the SAGE Pilot project in the 2016. Vice Chancellor Brian Schmidt is deeply committed to helping women achieve the full promise of their academic careers at ANU.
The focus of the SAGE pilot is on Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines. However, ANU is committed to seeing gender equity extend into humanities and social science disciplines as well as in our professional staff.