Women in STEMM Australia’s Ambassador program began in 2016. Ambassadors are high profile leaders in their STEMM profession in positions of influence who encompass our core values of excellence in STEMM, respect for others and “paying it forward”.

Importantly, Ambassadors will also have a demonstrated track record of empowering all girls and women in STEMM regardless of their background or profession. Ambassadors are nominated by the Executive and approved by the Board. Successful nominees are invited to serve a three year term.

Inaugural Ambassador (2016-2019)

leonie-wDr Leonie Walsh FTSE

“As a country we need to do a better job of attracting women into science careers and allowing the scientific talent we have to reach their full potential”