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2nd of April 2015
CASS receives Bronze Pleiades Award
by the CASS Diversity Committee
CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science (CASS) has received a bronze award in the first year of a new national scheme to improve gender equity in Australia's astronomy departments and research institutes. Inspired by the United Kingdom's Athena SWAN scheme, the Pleiades Awards have been created by the Astronomical Society of Australia (ASA) to recognise organisations that take active steps to advance the careers of women. "We have established the structures and clearly demonstrated the intent to deliver improvements in diversity. While there is room for substantial improvement, we are very proud of this external recognition of our efforts to build a better working environment", says Jill Rathborne, CASS's Diversity Committee Chair. More information on the initiative is available from the ASA Women in Astronomy Chapter.

The image shows an optical color-composite image of the Pleiades and the Bronze logo for the Pleiades Award.

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