Visionary Leadership – excellence and collaboration

This article was first published by the Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS), August 2019. **** This year’s IMNIS Programs launched with an outstanding series of events on Visionary Leadership. In Adelaide, the Visionary Leadership Keynote was presented on 30 July 2019 by esteemed Academy Fellow and leader in aerospace, Dr Dong Yang Wu FTSE. … More Visionary Leadership – excellence and collaboration

A post-doctoral scientist’s 5-step guide for emerging women scientists

Dream. Do. Role models. Self-confidence. Share. I love science and at a young age I’ve always dreamed to go behind the scenes of the life of a researcher. It wasn’t until I was given a great opportunity to join a one-year work experience program at either an academic or private institute, which was offered during … More A post-doctoral scientist’s 5-step guide for emerging women scientists

Once you’ve left can you really break back in?

International mobility is regarded as a critical step in career progression for a successful researcher. I spent 10 years establishing a career, completing a PhD at University College London followed by postdoctoral training at the University of Edinburgh. I had a strong and diverse scientific network in the UK, Europe, and America, yet upon returning … More Once you’ve left can you really break back in?

Connecting Women in STEMM in the Sunshine State – Queensland

Last year Women in STEMM Australia celebrated National Science Week in Queensland with an exciting collaborative event – Connecting Women in STEMM in the Sunshine State. On Monday, August 14, 2017, the Keynote Speaker, Queensland Science Minister, the Honorable Leeanne Enoch, and the Queensland Acting Chief Scientist, Christine Williams, welcomed delegates to the Queensland Museum and Sciencentre in Brisbane. Renowned ABC journalist … More Connecting Women in STEMM in the Sunshine State – Queensland

Owning your success and honouring your champions

A funny thing happened to me last week. After years of denial and deflection, I finally agreed to owning my success. Now this might seem like an odd statement, but I expect that the vast majority of women out there don’t, won’t or feel they aren’t deserving of their success or praise when they’re singled … More Owning your success and honouring your champions

Juggling in STEMM: international research success amidst cultural challenges and family responsibilities

I grew up in Daye, a countryside city of Hubei province in Central China, which traditionally, encouraged ‘male only’ attendance at schools. Thanks to my parents’ openness and support, together with my passion for science, as well as my stubbornness and persistence, I managed to overcome this cultural barrier, to become the only female of … More Juggling in STEMM: international research success amidst cultural challenges and family responsibilities

Culturally diverse women need a properly designed system to reach to STEMM leadership roles

A very recent report from Deakin University and Diversity Council Australia confirms that the number of women of diverse background in Australia’s top jobs is “extremely low”. This finding is nothing new (I discussed this in my previous article) but it at least indicates the increasing attention being paid to the matter of professional women of … More Culturally diverse women need a properly designed system to reach to STEMM leadership roles