If I were to write an outraged article tearing down Gerry Harvey’s outdated and misogynistic comments regarding women on boards, most people in my network would agree, and think that this is just one of the dinosaurs coming out for a play, and who will soon fade away into irrelevance. However, think about this: after reading similar … Continue reading Dinosaurs walk among us – but are we all that much more evolved than them?
Do you 'care about gender equity'? Do you 'care about women'? Are you invested in doing something because you have daughters or a wife? Yes? Great. My next question: how much time do you actually spend thinking, researching, reflecting, and acting to achieve gender equity? Throughout my years of being a gender equity champion (and being … Continue reading Make time for gender equity
Last week, I had to develop a non-academic and non-industry CV for a leadership program application. Taking all that I had read on CVs that are engaging and belong in 2018, I set out to make a spiffy CV with icons that added a little bit of character. However, I couldn’t ignore the bias that … Continue reading Bosses, breasts and BS: why we need diversity in our design teams
I spoke to GE Australia to celebrate 2018 International Women's Day, and discuss how I will #pressforprogress and challenge stereotypes and bias. You can find the podcast here, and listen to Kylie Walker (CEO STA and Chair of the Australian National Commission for UNESCO), Dr Ronika Power, (2017 Superstar of STEM & Lecturer in Bioarchaeology), Max … Continue reading #Pressforprogress GE Australia Podcast
This year Australia, and particularly our scientific community, was ecstatic at the naming of Prof Michelle Simmons as Australian of the Year. Her work in quantum computing at the University of New South Wales, and launching Australia into ‘the space race of the computing era’ makes her a more than worthy recipient of this award. … Continue reading Don’t let young women ‘just get on with it’
I wrote this article for the "In their words" section of the ANU Reporter published November 2017. We don’t need to inspire more young girls and women into STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. We need to stop telling them they can’t do it in the first place. Telling girls and young women that they … Continue reading Inspiring girls and women into STEM
I delivered this speech to the Male Champions of Change STEM forum at the National Press Club on the 11th October 2017. You can’t be what you can’t see. I didn’t grow up seeing engineers and scientists, or knowing what they did on a day-to-day basis. I grew up seeing what teachers and lawyers did, … Continue reading You can’t be what you can’t see