The Life and Times of Ruby Payne-Scott (1912-1981)

I was privileged to be invited to give the inaugural Ruby-Payne Scott Keynote in Melbourne at the vibrant Women in STEMM Australia National Symposium: Connecting Women in STEMM. When I was first approached to give the keynote it was not my intention to focus only Ruby’s life. I thought I would make some introductory reference … More The Life and Times of Ruby Payne-Scott (1912-1981)

A national celebration connects women professionals throughout the STEMM ecosystem

Women in STEMM Australia is excited to hold its inaugural National Symposium: Connecting Women in STEMM which will bring together over 200 women and men in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) from around Australia. Starting today at RMIT University’s Storey Hall, this meeting will share best practices and policies in academia and industry, … More A national celebration connects women professionals throughout the STEMM ecosystem

She did it

In lead up to our National Symposium: Connecting Women in STEMM next week, esteemed former Chief Scientist of Australia, Professor Ian Chubb, shares his thoughts on gender equality in the STEMM disciplines. This year, the makers of the board-game Cluedo bumped off the venerable cook, Mrs White, and replaced her with the plant toxicologist Dr Orchid. … More She did it

Your science career: making a strategic plan

Our working lives can seem simpler when we have a career plan – a timeline with goals and outcomes. In reality, the path can be far from clear. Science is undergoing a significant transformation, moving away from the traditional silo-style research laboratories to larger consortia-style ‘conglomerates’ that operate more like small companies than small businesses. … More Your science career: making a strategic plan

Commercialisation is good science …plus a little bit of art

Scientists have a tendency to become a little sniffy when talk turns to commercialisation. But who does not want to see science save lives? Or change lives? Or rid the world of a pestilence that cripples children or one that kills mothers? My great love nowadays is to see science translated into its practical application. … More Commercialisation is good science …plus a little bit of art

Wonder women: use your powers of science for awesome

Throughout August Women in Science AUSTRALIA focuses on students in STEMM and is featuring inspiring women studying STEMM at higher education organisations around Australia. Ms Charles Gray has led this initiative and connected with students studying different courses in a range of STEMM disciplines around the country. We asked Charles to introduce the feature by sharing her own journey. We wish … More Wonder women: use your powers of science for awesome

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