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Stop Fixing Women: Why Building Fairer Workplaces Is Everybody's Business
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Q1. In which ways have you encountered the “women need fixing” approach to gender inequity in your own career, or those you’ve observed?


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Q2. Academia and the STEMM sector pride themselves on appointing and promoting staff based on “merit”. Do you think the way “merit” is determined is gendered?


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Q3. Successful examples of the use of quotas to address gender inequity in the corporate and government sectors are discussed in “Stop Fixing Women”, yet quotas remain unpopular in academia. Why do you think this is?


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Q4. “Stop Fixing Women” discusses “men for women” initiatives such as the Male Champions of Change or #HeforShe. In 2017 a STEM MCC was established in Australia. What are your views on this?


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Q5. As well as reading “Stop Fixing Women”, have you read “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg? Do you think these books are in opposition to each other, or can messages be taken from both?


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Q6. A common argument for increasing diversity in the corporate world is increased profit/financial gain. This doesn’t directly translate to all parts of STEMM. What is the best argument we can make to our colleagues in STEMM to support increased diversity?


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Q7. What are the best examples you have seen in your own workplaces of “fixing the system” rather than “fixing the women”?


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