Boosting Australia’s Health and Economy: fostering an environment where more women in STEMM can lead and excel

This week Women in STEMM AUSTRALIA co-founder Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea shares her closing address from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Women in STEM Workshop: “Expanding Opportunity and Innovation by Strengthening the Presence of Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math” which was part of the APEC Women and the Economy Forum held last month in… More Boosting Australia’s Health and Economy: fostering an environment where more women in STEMM can lead and excel

40,000+ Years of Custodianship, One Century of Medical Discoveries

This week’s post comes from Louise Johansson who leads the development and implementation of the diversity and inclusion strategy and policy at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI). Women in Science AUSTRALIA would like to congratulate WEHI Director, Professor Doug Hilton who was recently honoured in the Queen’s birthday awards as an Officer of… More 40,000+ Years of Custodianship, One Century of Medical Discoveries

MTAA Continues Commitment to Raising Bar on Gender Diversity and Equity

On Friday 8 April, the Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA) held the third event in the ‘Women in MedTech’ series. The luncheon examined barriers and solutions to gender diversity and equity within the industry. Managing Director Johnson & Johnson Medical and MTAA Chairman Gavin Fox-Smith opened the proceedings. The interactive event included panellists Sophia… More MTAA Continues Commitment to Raising Bar on Gender Diversity and Equity

Culturally Diverse Women in STEMM: Smashing Two Ceilings

Going up the career ladder in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) is indeed hard. Even harder if you are a woman and hardest when you are a woman of diverse background. A significant proportion of graduates in western countries are culturally diverse women, many of them amongst our top performers; but this is… More Culturally Diverse Women in STEMM: Smashing Two Ceilings

STEM Girl Power Camp

The STEM Girl Power Camp was held on 9–12 March, 2016 in Brisbane. Twenty-two high achieving Year 10 girls were assessed on their engagement and participation in leadership and STEM-related activities. Participants were selected from regions around Queensland, including Mount Isa, the Gold Coast, Bundaberg, Redcliffe, Malanda, Gladstone, Barcaldine and Townsville. These STEM girls travelled… More STEM Girl Power Camp

A Life In Science

Wonderful. You’ve made the right step – you’re in science.  That means you know how to pose a question, collect data, and propose an answer to the question. That’s a critical skill for careers and enables you to transition from science to almost anything from medicine to business. I must confess that I did a… More A Life In Science

Bankers diversify their mentoring portfolio to include young researchers

Every day we see the powerful value that women bring to our own business. As an employer of choice for women we are also a significant supporter of women across diverse industry sectors including science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). We know that more women in business means more points of view, more depth of… More Bankers diversify their mentoring portfolio to include young researchers

Why I left research — and what would have made me and other women stay

I read a brilliant article this month by my very talented friend Dr Darren Saunders on “What can men do to stem the exodus of women from science?”. Many points in his article I found quite sobering, particularly that women comprise more than half of science PhD graduates and early career researchers but just 17%… More Why I left research — and what would have made me and other women stay