About the series

The Intersectionality Series is provided as a SAGE subscriber benefit. It’s designed to provide practical support to institutions to enable them to take an ethical, intersectional approach to their gender equity, diversity and inclusion work.

All sessions are delivered online via Zoom. Sessions alternate between webinars from expert academics, researchers and practitioners, and community-driven Reflection in Practice sessions.

This series forms a key part of the SAGE Capacity Building Program in 2022. It is coordinated by SAGE and a cross-institutional special interest group on intersectionality.

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The Intersectionality Series aims to:

  • develop a shared understanding of what it means to take an intersectional approach to gender equity work, particularly within the context of the SAGE Athena Swan pathway
  • promote awareness of the rationale for, and importance of, taking an intersectional approach to gender equity work
  • provide practical, evidence-informed guidance to support practitioners in taking an ethical, intersectional approach to understanding, and removing, barriers to gender equity, diversity and inclusion
  • share gender research methodologies, good practice, and evidence to support practitioners in their gender equity, diversity and inclusion work

Who should attend?

Any staff member or student from a SAGE subscriber institution can participate, even if they’re not directly involved in their organisation’s SAGE work.

The series is ideal for people who have an interest and involvement in advancing gender equity, diversity and inclusion in their own organisation, the higher education and research sector, and/or the broader community.

Series overview

SAGE will advertise upcoming sessions on our Events page. To register for a session, please visit the event page for that session.

Session title Key topics Dates and registration
Session 1
Introduction: What is Intersectionality?
What is intersectionality? Monday 18 July, 2:00 to 4:00 pm AEST


Session 2
Ethics and data collection, part 1: Introduction to ethical data collection
How do we ethically capture and respond to data to support gender equity, diversity and inclusion work? Coming soon
Session 3
Ethics and data collection, part 2: Ethical demographic data collection
How do we collect and analyse demographic data in a minimally invasive manner? Coming soon
Session 4
Ethics and data collection, part 3: Ethical qualitative data collection
How can we get rich, nuanced data using qualitative research methods? Coming soon
Session 5
Interpreting and understanding data
How can we apply an intersectional lens to our data analysis – and help others in our organisation do the same? Coming soon
Session 6
Turning data into action, part 1: Policy design
What does it mean to take an authentic, intersectional approach to policy design? Coming soon
Session 7
Turning data into action, part 2: Program design
How can we design programs and initiatives that support the attraction, retention and progression of all staff and students? Coming soon

Each numbered session will consist of two parts, on separate days.

The first part will be an input session. In these sessions, invited academics, researchers and/or practitioners, will share their knowledge and expertise in the topic area. Recordings of these sessions will be posted on the SAGE website. Optional (but encouraged) pre-reading may be provided for the sessions.

Two weeks later, a Reflection in Practice session provides an opportunity for the community of participants to come together to discuss their learnings from, and reflections on, the input session content. The Reflection in Practice sessions will be free form, using the Individual Learning Plan as a guide. These sessions will not be recorded.

Download the Individual Learning Plan
Link coming soon!

Use the learning plan to help you reflect on what you’ve learned in each input session, relate it to your own work and identify any knowledge gaps that you’d like to fill.

The learning plan is for your own reference only, and is not compulsory or assessable.

Intersectionality special interest group

SAGE acknowledges the contributions of the special interest group members:

  • Tracie Conroy (University of Technology Sydney)
  • Gail Crimmins (University of the Sunshine Coast)
  • Annie Fenwicke (University of Sydney)
  • Bilquis Ghani (University of Technology Sydney)
  • Kieryn McKay (Western Sydney University)
  • Linden Raybould (Deakin University)
  • Chloe Taylor (Western Sydney University)
  • Cate Thomas (Charles Sturt University)


If you have any questions about this series, please contact sage@sciencegenderequity.org.au.