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Watch every presentation from Diversity Interventions 2022 SAGE

All conference talks and presentations are now publicly available on the SAGE website.

Not sure where to start? We think they’re all great, but here are some recommendations if you’re interested in…


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Is affirmative recruitment the answer?

At the University of Melbourne, women-only recruitment rounds helped attract outstanding female applicants for STEM faculty positions, even in subsequent open rounds. Read how they got buy-in from male staff and created a culture that supports everyone.

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It's wicked hard to fight covert racism

Employers tend to underestimate the prevalence of microaggressions against women of colour. The subtle and deniable nature of microaggressions discourages victims from making complaints, rendering most policy-based solutions ineffective.

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5 inclusive practices for hiring managers

Ae you still using traditional Q&A-style interviews? Laura Burge from Deakin University says there are alternatives that provide greater insight into how candidates communicate and approach tasks.

7 ways leaders can improve their EDI practices

While gender inequities are increasingly recognised and acted upon, differences in race, disability, sexuality and class are given less attention. Change requires more radical, intersectional approaches.



RMIT University recognised for STEMM recruitment initiatives

Congratulations RMIT on their first Cygnet Award for gender-inclusive recruitment!

Their efforts led to 36% more women being appointed in STEMM schools, with the biggest increase being seen in the STEM College. Find out they did it in their Cygnet Award application.

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University of Wollongong staff get option to work on Australia Day

Employees who choose to work could instead take leave on 27 January or 30 January. The new policy is an act of solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their colleagues who don’t want to celebrate the beginning of colonisation with a public holiday.

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Last chance to submit nominations for 2023 Prime Minister's Prizes for Science

Know some great scientists, innovators or science teachers?

Put their names in for the PM Prizes for science and innovation and science teaching.

Candidates must be nominated, so your contributions will have a real impact on the diversity of the nominee pool.

Hurry, nominations close 9 February 2023.

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Can you help us review SAGE award applications?

Holding a SAGE award is linked to better gender equity performance. We’d love to accredit more organisations, and for that, we need more volunteers to review award applications.

If you have experience in equity, diversity and inclusion; organisational change; peer review; or quantitative/qualitative data analytics, please consider becoming a reviewer! You don’t need to be an expert on SAGE or Athena Swan – training will be provided. To learn more about what’s involved and how to apply, see our peer review FAQs.

Applying for a Cygnet Award?

Whatever stage you’re at, the SAGE advisory team can help you prepare and strengthen your submission. We can guide you with:

  • selecting your five Key Barriers
  • demonstrating evidence of progress, outcomes and impact
  • addressing data gaps
  • constructive feedback on draft applications
  • responding to More Information Requests
There’s no question too big or small. SAGE subscribers enjoy unlimited one-on-one consultations, so don’t hesitate to reach out and take advantage of this service.
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