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Wednesday 21 & Friday 23 September 2022
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Gain the advice you need to thrive as a woman in STEM leadership

Currently only 17% of the STEM qualified population are women, making these some of our most male-dominated fields. The numbers are only slowly increasing as time progresses, but there is an opportunity to make a difference. All agencies have set clear targets to increase female representation in leadership, meaning that you, and women like you, stand the greatest chance of closing the gap in the coming years.

Recent years have seen cultures, attitudes, language and accessibility improve for women in STEM roles in many areas, but that’s not to say that it can’t be better. That’s why it’s more important than ever for women at all stages of leadership to come together and share their insights on how they made it work, how they changed attitudes and created their own leadership style to effectively lead in male dominated fields.

The Hatchery’s Public Sector Women in STEM Leadership Summit exists as a means for women in senior leadership to share their learnings and advice for the next crop of women leaders in the space, some of whom may be struggling to find role models in what is typically a heavily male dominated field. Covering wide ranging topics from networking, to mentoring and transitioning into leadership, this is a platform for leaders to show you how to thrive as a woman in STEM leadership, and that they are the proof.

What should you expect from this summit?

  • VIP and sector keynotes, case studies, fireside chats and interactive panel discussions detailing the challenges overcome and lessons learned by women in the upper ranks of leadership
  • In depth seminars with practical toolkits to advance your career and build high performing teams
  • Interactive group networking sessions with peers from across the sector who face the same challenges as you
  • Excellent connectivity and a tailored online experience facilitated by our premier conference platform and experienced IT, AV and delivery teams

Who will attend?

  • Current & emerging female leaders in STEM
  • Technical roles as well as Officer & Manager through to Director & SES
  • HR, Diversity & Capability Professionals & Leaders
  • Learning & Development Leaders

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    What will you take away?

    • Boost your confidence & understand the most common learnings of senior leaders
    • Gain advice on key topics for women in STEM including; working in male dominated environments, leading diverse & high performing teams & uncovering the power of networking & mentoring to propel your career
    • Hear from exciting VIP & international keynotes, valuable case studies & in-depth panel discussions
    • Learn from new role models who established their careers often without any of their own
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    Key Speakers

    Dr Sian Proctor
    Geoscientist, Explorer & Diversity in STEM Advocate
    SpaceX Inspiration4 Crew Pilot
    Dr Sue Barrell AO
    Dr Sue Barrell AO
    Former Chief Scientist & Current Honorary Affiliate
    Bureau of Meteorology
    Prof Lisa Harvey-Smith
    Award-winning Astrophysicist and Author
    Australian Government Women in STEM Ambassador
    Prof Elanor Huntington
    Executive Director, Digital, National Facilities and Collections

    What People Are Saying

    • “Thoroughly enjoyed the two day summit. Each speaker shared meaningful anecdotes on their leadership journey and overcoming challenges in their personal and professional lives.”

      Daniella Borg, Academic Coordinator, Young Indigenous Women’s STEM Academy, CSIRO, August 2021
    • “The experience was extremely insightful. The speakers were very honest and authentic in regards to their leadership journeys. The MC Nicole was engaging and definitely contributed to a wonderful experience. The delivery of the event was well thought out and seamlessly run.”

      Meaghan McAllister, Systems Analyst, Australian Taxation Office, August 2021
    • “Informative and inspirational, this meeting of experienced, smart and talented professionals has inspired me to be brave and authentic in the workplace and has given me practical tips and advice on how to achieve my goals, follow my passion and navigate my own path to leadership roles in STEM.”

      Chenoa Barton, Patent Analyst, IP Australia, August 2021
    • “Compassionate leaders are everywhere. We just need to find them and give them a voice. Thank you to The Hatchery for doing this and making an impact on the future of Women in STEM.”

      Kassia Ralston, Deputy Business Director & Engineer, Department of Defence, August 2021

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