Workplaces strong in gender diversity increase organisational performance and national productivity and growth, yet STEM women account for only 16% of the workforce.
Launching this September, Women in the STEM Workforce 18 Webinar will address challenges and provide solutions to accelerate postgraduate women in the STEM sectors.
Join industry, university, government and STEM-related professionals committed to championing industry-university engagement and achieving gender equity in STEM. Create change through inspiring keynotes and hear from women realising diverse career paths with progressive employers.
Opening Keynote: Female Leaders and Increased Participation of Women in the STEM Workforce are Crucial for Australia’s Prosperity and Wellbeing
Kathryn Fagg, President, Chief Executive Women
Kathryn is an experienced chairman and board member, having worked in senior executive roles across a range of industries, from resources, to manufacturing and logistics, as well as banking and professional services, in Australia, New Zealand and Asia.
Q&A 1: Challenges for Females Entering the STEM Workforce
Sue Doherty, STEM Advocacy Senior Manager, Westpac
Kylie Fuller, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Telstra
Kylie Hollins, Analytics & Digital Manager, Alcoa
Professor Peter Koopman, Chair, Australian Academy of Science (AAS) Equity & Diversity Reference Group
Professor Asha Rao, Associate Dean (Mathematical Sciences), RMIT
Keynote: Benefits from Both Sides – PhD intern becomes Industry Partner
Milica Ng, Head of Data Science, CSL
Milica is a Data Science Professional with achievements in biomedical research, entrepreneurship, international IT management consulting, and software engineering.
Q&A 2: Solutions to Accelerate Women in the STEM Workforce
Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS)
Marguerite Evans-Galea, Executive Director, IMNIS
Australian Postgraduate Research (APR) Intern
Meaghan FitzPatrick, Research Scientist, CSL
Science & Technology Australia (STA) Superstar of STEM
Karen Lamb, Biostatistician & Researcher, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
Australian Research Council (ARC)
Robert Mun, Executive Director (Engineering & Information Sciences), ARC
Engineers Australia (EA)
Alesha Printz, President – Victoria Division, EA
APR.Intern is driving innovation and accelerating women in STEM through
short-term 3-5 month PhD industry internships.
Delivered in partnership with La Trobe University, AMSI Maths Adds is Australia’s leading guide to mathematics career pathways. Highlighting the industry and innovation impact of mathematics, each edition features real past job ads, as well as inspiring profiles, and links to additional resources and programs.
Partnering with the BHP Billiton Foundation, the CHOOSEMATHS project is working with students, parents and teachers to turn around community attitudes to participation in mathematics, especially for girls and young women.
Working across four key components, the project is addressing pipeline challenges through Schools Outreach, Careers Awareness, CHOOSEMATHS Awards and the Women in Maths Network.
In collaboration with Education Services Australia (ESA) AMSI developed a series videos which showcased exciting applications of mathematics: gene mapping, cryptography, braking distance and the Google PageRank algorithm. Each video was accompanied by a comprehensive set of notes that explains in more depth the mathematics underlying these real-life applications.
Boeing Australia allowed AMSI to support teachers in the Footscray region in an outreach capacity, host a national roadshow of aerospace careers events hosted in Melbourne, Brisbane and Townsville which gave students an in depth look into careers in the industry and develop a new series of Maths Delivers videos for classrooms which explain the use of mathematics in a range of industry settings.
Partnering with the William Buckland Foundation AMSI worked with 12 Geelong-based schools through ongoing professional development for teachers to build their capacity in mathematics. This included demonstrated lessons, school visits, and involving the community in family maths nights and careers evenings.