Generation Women: Scientists Smashing the Glass Ceiling

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Generation Women: Scientists Smashing the Glass Ceiling
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Hear from female scientists pioneering innovation and gender diversity in their fields

This all-female panel will share insights from six decades of experiences across the scientific spectrum. Discussing their roles in what was once a male-dominated industry, these astronomers, physicists, biologists and medical researchers will spend two-hours dissecting their professional achievements and struggles, while investigating how gender imbalance in science has been tackled over time.

Youngest among the bunch is 21-year-old Kirsten Banks, who’s an Indigenous astronomer at the Sydney Observatory and on a collision course with scientific greatness. She’s joined by microbiologist and science communicator doctor Nural Cokcetin and UTS associate professor and advocate for diversity in STEMM fields Arti Agrawal.

Representing earlier decades of scientific study will be professor Jane Latimer, who’s a medical researcher, and academic paediatrician professor Elizabeth Elliot who has dedicated her career to supporting children in remote Aboriginal communities, those in detention facilities and in low socioeconomic areas.

This evening celebrating women in science is one of the 200 events included in the program for the Sydney Science Festival.

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