Today we are delighted to announce that Women in STEMM Australia’s co-founder, Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea, was inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women. Please join me in celebrating this recognition of Maggie’s commitment, capacity, vision and tireless work. She is an outstanding and passionate advocate for science and innovation, and as such represents the next generation of science leaders.
Women in STEMM Australia is an important and timely initiative. I know Maggie would also want me to acknowledge all who have worked with her to achieve the huge momentum behind Women in STEMM Australia, but this is her day to stop and reflect on extra-ordinary achievement.
The Victorian Honour Roll of Women was established in 2001 to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding achievements of women in Victoria. Since 2001, 582 inductees have been honoured for their significant and enduring contributions across a wide range of fields. See http://www.vic.gov.au/women/women-s-leadership/victorian-honour-roll-of-women.html.
Professor Sharon Bell
Chair of the Women in STEMM Australia Expert Advisory Board
Professor Bell is an Honorary Professor at the Australian National University and past-Deputy Vice Chancellor at Charles Darwin University. She is a Professorial Fellow at the LH Martin Institute at the University of Melbourne and Emeritus Professor at the University of Wollongong. Sharon was also the inaugural Chair of the Women in STEMM AUSTRALIA Expert Advisory Board and a member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Expert Advisory Group. Sharon has conducted research on gender equity in the Australian academy and authored the influential report Women in Science in Australia: Maximising Productivity, Diversity and Innovation (FASTS, 2009). With Professor Lyn Yates from the University of Melbourne, Sharon has recently concluded a major project as Chief Investigator on an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant on Women in the Scientific Research Workforce: Identifying and Sustaining the Diversity Advantage. Professor Bell was the inaugural Ruby-Payne Scott Keynote Speaker at Women in STEMM Australia’s 2016 national symposium Connecting Women in STEMM.