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

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

40,000+ Years of Custodianship, One Century of Medical Discoveries

This week’s post comes from Louise Johansson who leads the development and implementation of the diversity and inclusion strategy and policy at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI). Women in Science AUSTRALIA would like to congratulate WEHI Director, Professor Doug Hilton who was recently honoured in the Queen’s birthday awards as an Officer of … More 40,000+ Years of Custodianship, One Century of Medical Discoveries

A Life In Science

Wonderful. You’ve made the right step – you’re in science.  That means you know how to pose a question, collect data, and propose an answer to the question. That’s a critical skill for careers and enables you to transition from science to almost anything from medicine to business. I must confess that I did a … More A Life In Science

Why I left research — and what would have made me and other women stay

I read a brilliant article this month by my very talented friend Dr Darren Saunders on “What can men do to stem the exodus of women from science?”. Many points in his article I found quite sobering, particularly that women comprise more than half of science PhD graduates and early career researchers but just 17% … More Why I left research — and what would have made me and other women stay

Celebrating Remarkable Women in STEMM – International Women’s Day 2016

All around Australia, there are remarkable women in science investigating dark matter, studying volcanoes, discovering new species, developing disease treatments, designing better solar panels and understanding the latest nanotechnology and personalised medicine. But there are also remarkable women developing science and health policies, administering research grants, commercializing prototypes, nailing patent law and teaching the next … More Celebrating Remarkable Women in STEMM – International Women’s Day 2016