Women in STEM – Webinar

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.

 

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Speakers

Women in STEM – Webinar
Women in STEM – Webinar
Women in STEM – Webinar
Women in STEM
Women in STEM – Webinar
Women in STEM – Webinar
REGINA CRAMERI
Air4 Director, Defence, Science & Technology
SUE DOHERTY
STEM Advocacy Senior Manager, Westpac
MARGUERITE EVANS-GALEA
Executive Director, Industry Mentoring Network in STEM
KATHRYN FAGG
President, Chief Executive Women
MEAGHAN FITZPATRICK
Research Scientist & Former PhD Intern, CSL
KYLIE FULLER
Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Telstra
KYLIE HOLLINS
Analytics & Digital Manager, Alcoa
PETER KOOPMAN
Chair, Australian Academy of Science Equity & Diversity Group
KAREN LAMB
Biostatistician, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
ROBERT MUN
Executive Director, Australian Research Council
MILICA NG
Head of Data Science, CSL
ALESHA PRINTZ
President – Victoria Division, Engineers Australia
PROFESSOR ASHA RAO
Associate Dean (Mathematical Sciences), RMIT

Event Program

1:30pm

Welcome Address

1:45pm

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.

2:05pm

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

3:05pm

Intermission

3:30pm

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.

3:50pm

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

4:50pm

Closing Remarks

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Partners

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About

APR.Intern is driving innovation and accelerating women in STEM through
short-term 3-5 month PhD industry internships.

MATHSADDS

Women in STEM – Webinar

La Trobe University

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.

ChooseMaths

Women in STEM – Webinar

BHP Billiton Foundation

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.

Maths
Delivers

Women in STEM – Webinar

ESA

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.

Careers and
Outreach

Women in STEM – Webinar

Boeing Australia

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.

Outreach
Project

Women in STEM – Webinar

William Buckland Foundation

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.