We know that a diverse workforce is a higher performing business. Women are under represented and in order to correct this imbalance we need to take action. In Australia, 12.4% of engineers are female.
We need to encourage more women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects and vocations.
ConnectSTEM is a group of passionate Arupians who have set a mission to shift the needle for women in STEM by considering each element of the cycle of a career, from schooling and university choices, through to senior leadership, returning to the workforce and ongoing participation.
Our vision is to be leading influencers in our industry with the goal to attract and retain women in STEM and engineering, both inside and outside of Arup.
ConnectSTEM aims to strategise Arup's engagement in STEM and engineering activities. We aim to share the brilliance of a STEM career internally and externally to attract women into the industry and retain our current staff. We aim to create the necessary conditions for Arup to be employer of choice for women in STEM at all phases of the working career.
Employer of Choice for Gender Equality
Arup continues to hold the Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation, as awarded by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency. The EOCGE citation is awarded to organisations who meet 60 plus criteria under 7 focus areas as listed below.
- Leadership, Strategy and Accountability
- Developing a Gender Balanced Workforce
- Gender Pay Equity
- Support for Caring Responsibilities
- Mainstreaming Flexible Working
- Preventing Gender Based and Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying
- Driving Change Beyond Organisation