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The Business Case

Increasing women's participation in STEM is essential to our economy.  Companies operating with a gender-balance actually enhance their innovation and gain a competitive advantage.

In addition, making sure people with interrupted career paths achieve their potential would improve the return on our education investment by over $8 billion.2

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References

  1. Foley, Cathy (CSIRO), 20 February 2014, http://www.womensagenda.com.au/talking-about/opinions/diversity-and-innovation-why-we-need-to-bridge-the-gender-gap-in-science/201402193605#.VjMHSrcrJD8 accessed 30 October 2015.
  2. Ernst & Young, July 2013, Untapped opportunity: The role of women in unlocking Australia's productivity potential, http://www.ey.com/Publication/vwLUAssets/Untapped_opportunity_-_The_role_of_women_in_unlocking_Australias_productivity_potential/$FILE/EY-Untapped-opportunity-The-role-of-women-in-unlocking-Australias-productivity-potential.pdf accessed on 30 October 2015

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