Monday 8 March marks International Women’s Day – a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
Many of Science & Technology Australia’s amazing Superstars of STEM are taking part in events to mark the occasion.
The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) is #ChooseToChallenge.
It’s a call to action to accelerate work towards gender parity, raise awareness about women’s equality, and celebrate women’s successes.
To mark IWD, Superstar of STEM Dr Dwan Price, a postdoctoral research fellow at Deakin University, has put together an artwork (pictured above) of our Superstars.
Many of our member organisations are also putting on events to mark IWD. A list of where you can catch our Superstars and the events put on by our members below.
If you are a member that has an IWD event which you would like to add to this list, please contact us.
- Superstar of STEM Dr Heather Handley is also President of The Women In Earth and Environmental Sciences in Australia Network (WOMEESA). WOMEESA has an initiative ‘Celebrating Women Professors’ to write Wikipedia pages for women professors in Earth Sciences.
- Superstar of STEM Associate Professor Rashina Hoda is speaking at the Interactive Games and Entertainment Association’s IDEA International Women’s and Gender Diverse Day event on 5 March.
- Superstar of STEM Associate Professor Hannah Power will take part in a panel – Women in STEM Leadership – at the University of Newcastle on Wednesday 10 March at 1.30pm AEDT. Registrations and further details here.
- Superstar of STEM Grace Lethlean will be delivering a keynote address and be on a panel for the Femtech Innovation Summit on Friday 5 March.
- Superstar of STEM Narelle Underwood is doing a Diversity in Surveying event aimed at high school students on Monday 8 March. This event is now fully subscribed and we hope all the students enjoy learning about surveying. She is also presenting at a Women in Surveying webinar by the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute.
- Superstar of STEM Associate Professor Joanne Jamie was MC for Macquarie University’s Faculty of Science and Engineering International Women’s Day celebration.
- Superstar of STEM Associate Professor Parwinder Kaur is a panellist on the ABC Radio National show God Forbid. She will be part of a discussion about women of faith challenging the societal norm.
- Superstar of STEM Dr Marian Wong will be part of a panel held online by the University of Wollongong reflecting on career journeys.
- Superstar of STEM Dr Divya Mehta will be interviewed on ABC Radio National’s The Health Report on Monday 8 March.
- Superstar of STEM Dr Jiao Jiao Li will be on a panel at UTS on the cultural shift needed to get gender equality in STEM research at 1pm on Wednesday 10 March.
- STA Member Organisation Women in Aviation Australia will host an online forum, Tools to challenge, so you can choose to challenge, on 10 March at 3pm.
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