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?
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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
- Opening Keynote: Leadership lessons from a 38+ year career in STEM
- The value of challenging times to personal & professional growth
- Interactive Panel Discussion: Leadership lessons from diverse perspectives
- VIP Keynote: Space2inspire: How to achieve your dreams from the first ever black female spacecraft pilot
- Case Study: That one thing you walk over hot coals for
- Keynote: Leading with radical candour: Caring personally while challenging directly
- Being powerful & likeable at the same time
- Case Study: The value of mentoring to progress your career & build your network
- Closing Keynote: Transitioning from a technical specialist to a generalist leader
SpaceX Inspiration4 Crew Pilot
Dr. Proctor is a geoscientist, explorer, space artist, and astronaut. She is the mission pilot and the first black civilian astronaut for the Inspiration4, the world’s first all- civilian orbital mission to space. Dr. Proctor is also one of The Explorer’s Club 50: Fifty People Changing the World, a multidisciplinary, professional society dedicated to the advancement of field research, scientific exploration and resource conservation.
Bureau of Meteorology
Retired (from paid work) in 2018 after a long career with Bureau of Meteorology, starting as a forecaster and embracing a wide variety of roles across research, climate monitoring, international climate policy, global earth system observations, science leadership and governance, culminating as the Bureau’s Chief Scientist. Elected to fellowship of ATSE in 2013, an inaugural STA Superstar of STEM in 2017/18 and awarded as an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2022.
Australian Government Women in STEM Ambassador
Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith is an award-winning astrophysicist and author with a talent for making the universe accessible to all. Throughout her career she has conducted research at universities and institutes across the world, published more than 50 research papers and played a key role in the development of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) and Australian SKA Pathfinder telescope. She is a member of the advisory group to the Australian Space Agency, the Questacon board, a Professor of Practice at the University of New South Wales.
Prior to CSIRO, Elanor was the Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the Australian National University (ANU). She has also held Board appointments at Innovation Science Australia, Significant Ventures, Questacon and other government scientific advisory roles. Elanor was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Technology and Engineering in 2020 and was named named an honorary Fellow of Engineers Australia in 2017.
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
Endorsers & Media Partners
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Careers with STEM includes:
- A digital hub, CareerswithSTEM.com + e-newsletter and social media
- Quarterly magazine delievered to every Australian secondary school on each STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths)
- Teacher resources and future of work Job Kits
- Events, career quizzes and videos
Produced by experts in STEM and supported by today’s biggest employers, CareerswithSTEM.com reaches 1 million students annually in person, in print and online.
Their aim is to inspire students about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, and we believe everyone should have access to and representation within STEM careers.
Find out more: https://careerswithstem.com.au