I have always been passionate about gender equity in all aspects of life, and particularly in science. I started my scientific career with a PhD in astrophysics and then moved to a medical research institute. So I have seen, first hand, differences in gender equity across disciplines. Believe me, these differences are not inconsequential; they … More Same same, but different: what can we learn from gender ratios between disciplines?
Last Wednesday was a historic day – so remember it: September 16th, 2015. This was the day the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Pilot of the Athena SWAN program was launched at Parliament House in Canberra. The SAGE Pilot The SAGE Pilot will recognise research organisations that support the progression and professional development of … More CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WOMEN IN SCIENCE IN AUSTRALIA
The days when scientists could safely hide in their ivory towers with a cup of tea, tenure, and ethically questionable experiments are well and truly over. Scientific knowledge is becoming increasingly accessible with movements such as TED talks and the Khan academy leading the way. Now the experimental side of science is also starting to … More Do you want to be a citizen scientist?
This week we learn more about a progressive Victorian initiative – the Inspiring Women program. veski aims to identify globally competitive individuals and leading researchers and bring them to Victoria to foster an innovation economy. This exciting new program is targeted toward women in science. *** veski and the Office of the Lead Scientist supports three-pronged … More Enhancing Victoria’s current talent pool and affecting cultural change across our research & innovation communities…