At 11:05am on Monday 12th August, my phone rang. Palo Alto, CA, United States – the location of the caller – this is it… Butterflies in my stomach, I steadied my hand enough to swipe to answer. “Hello, Brooke speaking?” The start of a life-changing phone call. John Hennessy, co-founder of the scholarship and former … More Pursuing the Dream of a Career in Engineering
We have been thrilled to welcome WiSEnet to our network and outgoing WiSEnet National Convenor Dr Diane Webster was invited to serve with Women in STEMM Australia’s Board of Directors, and did so until the end of 2016, when past WiSEnet member, Associate Professor Sally Male joined. Sally continues to serve on our Board of … More Women in STEMM Advocacy: looking at the past, a link to the future
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
In support of the Australian Chief Scientist’s #StorytimePledge, we share a post we first published in partnership with Science Book A Day in 2015. Ten excellent books on women in STEMM! After all, you can be a child and read to yourself or share with a child at any age! Immersing yourself in the story … More 10 Great Books on Women in Science
Hearing my name called out as a winner at the Victorian Telstra Women in Business Awards was a surreal experience to say the least. To even have been in that room, surrounded by amazing and inspiring women, was an incredible honour. One feeling that really standouts for me from the night was that of overwhelming … More The power of role models
I grew up in a somewhat small country city of Geraldton, Western Australia, spending most of my time exploring the beaches along the coast with my family, a lot of the time building my rock collection. I also spent my time talking with my grandparents about their history, which instantly developed into a passion to … More Of passion and persistence!