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Gender equity: Get involved

This page contains resources and links about how you might take inspired action to further the cause of gender equity.

Call to Action - Articles

ArticlesMuldowney S. How do we get more women into leadership roles? In the Black, 05 Mar 2018.

Articles​Heath N. Breaking ice in Antarctica to inspire women leaders in STEM. In the Black, 01 Aug 2017.

ArticlesCommittee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA). Barriers to women's workplace equality.

ArticlesCommittee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA).Improving women's equality in the workforce.

ArticlesAzvolinsky A. Leveling the Playing Field: Can We Achieve Gender Equality in Medicine? American Society of Hematology; Clinical News. July 1, 2018.

Articles​Chuck E. #MeToo in medicine: Women, harassed in hospitals and operating rooms, await reckoning. NBC News; Feb 2018.

ArticlesAubusson K. Female GPs outnumber male GPs for the first time in Australia. The Sydney Morning Herald. 22 July 2017.

ArticlesStrazdins E, Ende JA. Women student leaders of today could be the medical leaders of tomorrow. Australian Medical Association. 17 January 2017.

Articles​The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). Media release: Enabling gender equality in medicine.

Articles​Joyce T. Does Healthcare Have a Gender Problem?; Apr 24 2018.

ArticlesAbouzahr K, Krentz M, Brooks Taplett F, Tracey C, Tsusaka M. Dispelling the Myths of the Gender “Ambition Gap”. BCG. APRIL 5, 2017.


ArticlesEuropean Society of Anaesthesiology. Diversity and anaesthesia: is there a gender problem? Sunday 2 June 1400-1500H – Cello Hall. ESA Newsletter, 75, viewed 5th June 2019,

WebsiteGuest Blogger 2017, 5 everyday actions you can take to support gender equality (and they’re not all what you’d expect), weblog post, March 7, Oxfam: First person blog, viewed 14th December 2018,

WebsiteBot, Manon 2018, What Does Gender Equality Mean to You? #PressForProgress, weblog post, March 8, Polyglot group, viewed 14th December 2018,

The video above is linked from an article on UN WOMEN about The Beijing Platform for Action: inspiration then and now.

20 years ago, 189 countries adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a visionary roadmap for women's rights and empowerment. Much has been achieved since then, but much more needs to be done and can be done. A world in which gender equality is a reality: Picture it

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Australian Public Service Gender Equality Strategy 2021-26

Equality ensures everyone has an opportunity to make the most of their experiences, careers and talent. Equality is about recognising differences and providing tools and support so everyone has an opportunity to succeed.

ArticlesThe Australian Public Service (APS) Gender Equality Strategy seeks to drive practical and impactful action for lasting change.An independent evaluation of the outgoing strategy found it had a positive impact on progressing gender equality across the APS. However, there is more to be done and evaluation indicated that we cannot become complacent on gender equality. The refreshed strategy sought broad consultation, including APS-wide staff engagement, ensuring a diversity of views were represented.

Champions of Change Coalition resources

Champions of Change Coalition works with influential leaders to redefine men’s role in taking action on gender inequality. It activates peer groups of influential male leaders, supports them to step up beside women, and drives the adoption of actions across private sector and government.

WebsiteThere are a number of resources on their page about gender equity issues and how to take action.

Inspirational blogs

Check out the STEM Women blog - an inspirational call to action, with contributions from STEM professional women.

WebsiteAlso, their YouTube Channel with interviews from women in STEM professions.

This blog aims to promote the stories of real life women in STEM. Read about the perspectives and experiences of women in traditionally under-represented fields.

ArticlesCheck it out here!

The Franklin Women mission is to empower women to pursue rewarding careers across the health and medical research sector. They achieve this through events and initiatives that address barriers faced by women in these fields, as well as building a community of supportive and like-minded professionals.

ArticlesThis blog shares resources, news and stories about women in STEM (Franklin members).

This blog seeks to amplify diverse voices that share Catalyst’s mission to expand opportunities for women and business. It reflects the wide range of opinions, ideas and experiences of Catalyst employees, as well as global perspectives from non-Catalyst industry leaders, experts and academics committed to changing workplaces and lives.

WebsiteAccess the blog here.

MARC is a Catalyst initiative that inspires men to leverage their unique opportunity and responsibility to be advocates for equity.

Access the blog here.

ANZCA acknowledges the traditional custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises their unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society. We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past, present, and emerging.

ANZCA acknowledges and respects Māori as the Tangata Whenua of Aotearoa and is committed to upholding the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi, fostering the college’s relationship with Māori, supporting Māori fellows and trainees, and striving to improve the health of Māori.