2013 Winners

GENDER EQUITY IN THE WORKPLACE

Gender Equity in the Workplace

AUSTRALIAN ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY

The Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO) aims to be at the forefront of gender equity in astronomical research environments internationally. Specific goals, encapsulated in the 'Gender Equity for Women in Astronomy' initiative at the AAO, have included: 

  • Flexible working arrangements promoted at recruitment 
  • A generous 'Return to Work' scholarship award to facilitate rapid reengagement of women in the research environment following parental leave 
  • Targeted professional development for women in the astronomy group at the AAO

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