Research & Surveys

Professionals Australia December 2015

In December 2015, Professionals Australia published the results of a survey on the future of women in science.

The Slower Track: Women in the STEM Professions Survey Report 2015

Key findings include:

  • Approximately 1/3 of women currently in the STEM professions believe they will leave the professions within 5 years
  • 40% of women did not believe they receive equal compensation for their work compared to male colleagues
  • There are a number of major perceptions about Part-Time work that adversely impact women, who are far more likely than males to be in part-time positions
  • 1 in 4 women reported they had been sexually harassed in the workplace

The survey received coverage in The Guardian with the usual collection of interesting comments.

EY Report July 2013

In July 2013 EY (a generic version covering the various Ernst & Young companies globally - in this case Ernst & Young Australia) published Untapped Opportunity: The Role of Women in Unlocking Australia's Productivity Potential. This is not science specific, but does include interesting inclusions including introducing more flexible work options and ensuring those work options are not considered secondary to Full-Time but of equal merit.

Gendered Innovations

Gendered Innovations is a research service which aims to improve the contributions of sex and gender analysis to research findings, innovation and discovery. The website contains multiple case studies and information on tools that may assist with better design, implementation and analysis of research.