STEMM Profile: Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea AM MAICD | Scientist, Executive, Entrepreneur | Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering | Women in STEMM Australia | Melbourne | VIC
“To overcome the challenges we are yet to face, we must move beyond the way things have been done for the past 50 years and embrace equality, equity and diversity in every aspect. People make research and innovation happen… and people can drive transformational cultural shifts. With an inclusive approach, braver conversations and visionary leadership, half of our leaders will be women. This is bigger than you, it’s bigger than me. So let’s tune out the noise and make it happen”
Dr Evans-Galea led research in cell and gene therapy at world-leading organisations in the United States and Australia. Her research and leadership have been internationally recognised with numerous awards. She is currently the Associate Editor Australasia with Gene Therapy, a Springer-Nature journal.
A leading advocate for STEM research, innovation, inclusion and allyship, Dr Evans-Galea led the development of ATSE’s flagship industry engagement program, the Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS), and oversees three STEM Careers initiatives – IMNIS, STELR and the $41.2 million Elevate: Boosting Women in STEM program.
Dr Evans-Galea has represented Australia nationally and internationally through the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and served on research and workforce advisory groups including the Expert Advisory Group for the SAGE initiative and Victoria’s Ministerial Council for Women. She is currently a member of the Policy Committee with Science & Technology Australia and a participant in the Women in Leadership Development Program (The WILD Program).
Dr Evans-Galea is an inductee to the Victorian Honour Roll of Women and a Member of the Order of Australia (AM).