Diverse By Design: tips and resources to enhance equity in STEM (Webinar)

Diverse By Design

In the STEM sector (and in wider society), reconciliation, diversity and inclusion is not just the right thing to do – it’s the smart thing to do.

But there’s a difference between doing diversity – and doing diversity well. It’s important to have programs that work and buy-in at all levels.

In this webinar, we will take you through why equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) matter – both in science and broader society. We’ll talk about the lived experiences of disadvantaged groups, how STEM organisations can advance their EDI work, and practical examples to guide your efforts.


In this session, you’ll gain insights on:

The importance of the big picture: having a holistic strategy, not just a piecemeal approach

The business case for EDI: how and why it benefits whole organisations, not just individuals

Having everyone at the table: the importance of leadership from the top AND listening to those who need help

Practical resources and templates to help you in your work.


Meet your Presenters:

Tanya Ha is Vice President Science & Technology Australia and co-chair of its EDI committee, and Director of Engagement at Science in Public. She is also a director of Diversity Council Australia and an advisory board member of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science, Science Gallery Melbourne and the Wave Energy Research Centre. Tanya has worked in both the science and media sectors. A former reporter for ABC’s Catalyst and host of Warm TV, Tanya was one of the few Asian-Australian presenters on primetime television, and is a passionate advocate for diversity, multiculturalism, and women in science.

Corey Tutt is a proud Kamilaroi man who established Deadly Science, an organisation that sends science resources to remote schools around Australia. His work as seen him named as the NSW Young Australian of the Year 2020, the 2019 CSIRO Indigenous STEM champion and more. Corey has been able to distribute more than 7000 books and over 200 telescopes to remote communities in need, engaging with 100 schools in the country. These schools have seen a 25% increase in engagement in STEM-related subjects. Outside of his media appearances and work with Deadly Science, Corey works at the University of Sydney, and is an enthusiastic advocate for Science, Nature, and Sports.