Journal article

In Australasia, gender is still on the agenda in geosciences

HK Handley, J Hillman, M Finch, T Ubide, S Kachovich, S McLaren, A Petts, J Purandare, A Foote, C Tiddy

Advances in Geosciences | Copernicus Publications | Published : 2020

Abstract

Diversity and inclusion in the workplace optimise performance through the input of a range of perspectives and approaches that drive innovation and invention. However, gender inequity is prevalent throughout society and females remain underrepresented in geoscience careers. This study provides the current status of gender equity in geosciences throughout Australasia within the context of broader gender equity policy, frameworks and initiatives and suggests additional solutions and opportunities to improve gender equity and the retention of women in the geoscience workforce. At an individual institutional level in academia, females make up between 23 %-52 % of the total geoscience departmenta..

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