About the Symposium
Designed to showcase the achievements of women in science, this symposium will celebrate the successes of some of our best-known female scientists and explore the challenges of achieving leadership in science. To be held in Scientia from 9.30 to 3.30 on Friday 14 August, it will bring together some of the nation’s top female scientists who will share their insights and experiences as leaders in academia, research, industry and government.
The event will be hosted by UNSW Dean of Science Professor Merlin Crossley and opened by UNSW Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Jacobs, who has identified improving gender equity as an important priority for UNSW.
Executive Director and CEO of the Australian Museum Kim McKay AO will be Chair of the day's proceedings.
Male and female UNSW staff and Dr Rebecca Johnson from the Australian Museum will discuss recipes for success at different stages of their careers. ABC TV Lateline presenter Emma Alberici will interview female leaders about the myths and challenges facing them as top managers and role models.
Peter Bailey, a member of the Male Champions of Change group and CEO and Chair of Arup, will speak about his personal commitment to fostering diversity and the initiatives that have won the company many awards and accolades for its achievements in this area. Chair of Pottinger Cassandra Kelly will outline the power of mentoring in both the public and private sector.
With gender issues in the news, Associate Professor Lynn Corcoran (WEHI), Professor Prem Ramburuth (UNSW) and Louise McSorley (Workplace Gender Equality Agency) will provide an overview of different approaches to gender equity, including the SAGE program and Athena SWAN charter.
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Chair of the event:
Executive Director and CEO of the Australian Museum
Coffee and Tea served
UNSW President and Vice-Chancellor
UNSW Science video presentation
UNSW School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences
UNSW School of Mathematics and Statistics
Director, UNSW Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology
Celebrating UNSW Women in Science
UNSW School of Psychology
Benefits of a Diverse Workplace
10:50am Catered morning tea break
UNSW Dean of Science
UNSW School of Biological Earth and Environmental Sciences
Director Australian Museum Research Institute
UNSW School of Psychology
Deputy Dean of Science
Getting There: Recipes for Success
NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer
CEO Circadian Technologies
CEO of Cellmid Pty Ltd
Executive Director, Science Division
NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
Panel Discussion and Q&A
Women in Leadership: Myths and Challenges
12:40pm Catered Lunch Break
Executive Chair of Pottinger
The Power of Mentoring
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
President UNSW Academic Board
Acting Director Australian Workplace Gender Equality Agency
Gender Equity on the Agenda in Australia
Representative Male Champions for Change
Male Champions: driving gender equality in science and engineering workplaces.
Summary of key issues by event Chair
Closing statements by Dean
3:20pm Catered Networking Drinks and Nibbles