In celebration and recognition of International Women's Day on Tuesday 8 March 2016 and this year's theme #PledgeforParity, here at the CRCSI we are taking the first steps in highlighting the contribution of women in our sector through our research and education programs, staff members and board participants.
We recognise that without positive role models and examples of mentoring and inclusion, there will continue to be gender disparity in our industry. And we acknowledge that each of us can be a leader within our own spheres of influence and commit to take practical action to accelerate gender parity.
We are conducting our own internal research to find out how many women work across our research programs.
What we do know:
Through our role with Destination Spatial, we support the growth of all student involvement in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths) as foundations for growing opportunities in the spatial industry across the private sector, government agencies and research.
We support the Australian Government's National Innovation and Science Agenda and its initiative in expanding opportunities for women.