Women in the CRCSI

March 2017

Read about Dr Anna De Raadt, the CRCSI's New Zealand Director, here.

Profiling women in our network, highlighting impact in the global spatial economy and actively seeking women to participate in leadership roles.

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.

Conducting Research

We are conducting our own internal research to find out how many women work across our research programs.

What we do know:

  • We directly employ 11 women across our management, program and business development teams
  • There are three women on our company board
  • Seven current students and 14 successfully completed students are women
  • The Health and Spatial Infrastructures programs have the highest number of women in senior roles and within the research program representing the private sector, program boards, students and CRCSI management.

Women in Education

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.