in STEM leadership
We aim to create a community empowered and equipped to address gender disparity across the STEM sector.
To empower and equip the STEM sector to overcome gender disparity in leadership by 2040
Diversity in leadership and on boards ensures depth
and breadth of insight, healthy debate and good decision making.
Leaders with diverse backgrounds, ages, genders, ethnicities and experience levels allow organisations to be more adaptable to the ever-changing environment, ultimately making them more successful. Yet while the benefits of diversity are clear, females are underrepresented in leadership and board positions across Australia
15% of STEM-qualified positions are held by women
The average age
of directors is 62
Barriers to achieving diversity include
Substantial costs of qualifications
to attend training
Dr Catherine Osborne CEO, Crux Biolabs
“The WILD program has made a key step to addressing the lack of women on boards. Each stage of the Program is well thought out with practical, tangible outcomes. This Program has made me more confident to join a board as well as more aware of the skills that I would bring to a board”