in STEM leadership
The WILD Program™ aims 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
17% of the STEM
workforce are women
While women make up just under half of all STEM university enrolments, only 17% of the Australian STEM workforce is women
Women occupy 33% of board seats and only 10 CEO positions on ASX-200 companies
Directors from diverse backgrounds
Only 5% of ASX200 board members are from non-European backgrounds
Barriers to achieving diversity include
Substantial costs of qualifications
to attend training
Dr Catherine Osborne CEO, Crux Biolabs