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
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
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
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
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!
Every day we see the powerful value that women bring to our own business. As an employer of choice for women we are also a significant supporter of women across diverse industry sectors including science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). We know that more women in business means more points of view, more depth of … More Bankers diversify their mentoring portfolio to include young researchers
Last Wednesday was a historic day – so remember it: September 16th, 2015. This was the day the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Pilot of the Athena SWAN program was launched at Parliament House in Canberra. The SAGE Pilot The SAGE Pilot will recognise research organisations that support the progression and professional development of … More CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WOMEN IN SCIENCE IN AUSTRALIA
Trainees in science often express the need for ‘a mentor’. What does this mean and what should mentees and mentors expect? What is a mentor? The Macquarie dictionary definition is ‘a wise and trusted counsellor’. A mentor is someone with more experience, often older (although not always), who helps and guides another individual’s development. This … More The Value of Mentoring
Dr Krystal Evans was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the BioMelbourne Network in July 2014 and has over 15 years experience in the biomedical research sector. Krystal’s skills in government affairs, stakeholder relations and business development underpin her commitment to advancing Victoria’s unique position as a global destination for life sciences and health technology. A … More New BioMelbourne Network “Women in Leadership” Awards celebrate outstanding contributions of women in biotech
Women in science have shaped so much of our world today, from Marie Curie’s contributions in the field of radioactivity to Rosalind Franklin’s work on X-ray diffraction images of DNA. The recent appointment of Professor Anne Kelso as CEO at NHMRC further highlights the critical role women play in science, medicine and research. I have … More What Women in Science Really Need?