The Toolkit is designed to provide tools for Senior Leaders, Team Leaders and Lab Heads to address the gendered patterns of success in science. It is also designed to assist individuals to develop strategies for success. The Toolkit is designed to help identify barriers and obstacles to career progression and to assist in generating alternatives and solutions noting that change is a marathon, not a sprint, for organisations as well as for individuals.
The resources [site map] build on diagnosis that has been undertaken over a twenty-year period and that demands a focus on actions to redress well-established patterns of gender inequality.
The Toolkit has been developed from a comprehensive evidence base Women in the Science Research Workforce: Identifying and Sustaining the Diversity Advantage Report The research that underpins this Toolkit was supported by an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant (LP110200480, 2011-2014) with Industry Partners the Bio 21 Cluster/ Biomedical Research Victoria , the Royal Australian Chemical Institute , and Science and Technology Australia . The host institution was the University of Melbourne