Join senior women in technology, science and engineering leadership as they share learnings and advice from their leadership journeys, often made without any role models of their own. From leading in male dominated environments, to showing up as your authentic self, the first hand accounts at the Women in STEM Leadership Summit will leave you inspired, energised and equipped with valuable tools to continue your leadership journey with confidence.
What should you expect from this summit?• 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 strengthen your resilience and enhance your emotional intelligence
• Interactive group networking sessions with peers from across the sector who face the same circumstances as you
• Excellent connectivity and a tailored online experience facilitated by our premier conference platform and experienced IT, AV and delivery teams
Previous Digital Summit Testimonials‘The experience was outstanding. The speakers were genuine, authentic, open and courageous. The ability to make comments in the chat and see what others were thinking in the moment really heightened the experience for me.’
- Department of Industry Science Energy and Resources, November 2020
‘Working in the technology sector, particularly around collaboration and online toolsets, I see a lot of poorly run training sessions and collaboration sessions - the technical delivery of the session via the platform that Hatchery have is the best I have seen anywhere. It was seamless and well thought out. Well done!’
- Department of Transport and Main Roads QLD, February 2021
Who will attend?• Current & emerging female STEM leaders from all types of government organisations
• Manager through to C-Suite, Commissioner & Secretary
• HR, Diversity & Learning & Development Professionals & Leaders
Benefits of attending
- Tap into the valuable lessons learned by senior women in technology, science & engineering leadership
- Tackle career & leadership challenges head on & actively seek opportunities for growth
- Be inspired by incredible women & receive practical advice about career pathways & creating change
- Hear stories of vulnerability, authenticity & resilience from senior technology, science & engineering leaders
- OPENING INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE: Staying true to yourself & your organisation with authentic leadership
- KEYNOTE: Lessons on leadership from solving the greatest challenges
- FIRESIDE CHAT: Understanding & communicating your value to traverse roles, industries & sectors
- VIP KEYNOTE: Re-writing the story on women leading in male dominated industries
- OPENING KEYNOTE: Achieving & sustaining success as a woman in science leadership
- KEYNOTE: Navigating opportunities & finding the right fit for your leadership
- PANEL DISCUSSION: What needs to change to create more opportunity for women in STEM leadership?
- CASE STUDY: Creating a big & bright future for Indigenous women in STEM
Engineer & Author
Yemi Penn is an inspiration. As a single mother who went from homelessness to leading a successful international engineering consultancy, authoring bestselling books and now engaging in keynote speaking and transformation coaching, she has truly seen it all. In this engaging and inspiring keynote, Yemi will take you through her journey from realising she was the absolute minority in her degree to the trials of single motherhood as an engineer and the lessons she learned on her path to global success. Spanning topics from how we need to reframe resilience, to the power of vulnerability and how work life balance is a trap, this exclusive keynote will leave you empowered and refreshed.
US Department of Energy
Ann Dunkin was most recently the Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer focused on state and local government at Dell Technologies. Prior to that, she was the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the County of Santa Clara. Dunkin served in the Obama Administration as CIO of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Previously, she was the Chief Technology Officer for the Palo Alto Unified School District, after a long career at Hewlett Packard in a variety of leadership roles focused on Engineering, Research & Development, IT, Manufacturing Engineering, Software Quality and Operations.
Dunkin is a published author, most recently of the book Industrial Digital Transformation, and a speaker on the topics of government technology modernization, digital transformation and organizational development. Dunkin was named one of ComputerWorld’s Premier 100 Technology Leaders for 2016, one of DC’s Top 50 Women in Technology for 2015 and 2016, and to StateScoop’s Top 50 Women in Technology list for 2017. In 2018, she was inducted into Georgia Tech’s Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni. Dunkin holds an M.S. and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering, both from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is a licensed professional engineer in the states of California and Washington.
Dr Larry Marshall is Chief Executive of CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency and innovation catalyst. CSIRO solves the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. Their collaborative research turns science into solutions for food security and quality; clean energy and resources; health and wellbeing; resilient and valuable environments; innovative industries; and a secure Australia and region.
CSIRO’s work has delivered environmental interventions like myxomatosis and dung beetles, enabled great Australian industries like cotton and wool, and saved lives with enhanced food products and 3D printed body parts, and changed the world with inventions like fast WiFi.
Larry is a scientist, technology innovator and business leader with a wealth of experience in creating new value and impact with science. He has a PhD in Physics and became a global leader in laser research, for which he was honoured as a Federation Fellow and later as an ATSE (Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering) Fellow.
He invented the “eye-safe” laser which enabled lasers to be used safely in public. He was inspired at Stanford to found his first company, Light Solutions, which invented the world’s first solid-state green laser for the treatment of blindness in diabetics. Light Solutions merged with infra-red laser company Iris Medical in 1995, and the green-laser sales propelled the new company Iridex to IPO (initial public offering) on Nasdaq.
He was CEO/MD and founder of another five companies, frequently based on Stanford’s science, in biotechnology, telecommunications, semiconductors, and venture capital, including Arasor which he took public in 2006. In 2007, he became MD of Southern Cross Ventures, specialising in Australian innovation, where he delivered the first Nasdaq IPO of an Australian-venture backed startup commercialising science.
He has 100 publications and conference papers, holds 20 patents, and has served on 20 boards of high tech companies operating in the US, Australia and China. Larry is a Male Champion of Change committed to tackling gender equality. He is a passionate supporter of Australian innovation, returning to Australia to lead CSIRO, which he believes is the essential catalyst to improve Australia’s innovation performance.
Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency
Dr Gillian Hirth is the Chief Radiation Health Scientist and Head, Radiation Health Services (RHS) Branch at ARPANSA. The CEO appointed Dr Hirth as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of ARPANSA in March 2017.
Dr Hirth completed a PhD in environmental radiochemistry in 1999 and from 2000 to 2003 she was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation. Her research focussed on the transport of uranium decay series in the environment and their transfer to biota.
Dr Hirth worked for the Australian Defence Organisation from 2003 to 2010 in the field of hazardous materials and environmental management, this work included the management of radiation sources and facilities, nuclear materials, occupational exposures and radioactive waste. She has been with ARPANSA since 2010. Initially working in codes and standards development, she then led a project examining radionuclide activity concentration ratios in wildlife inhabiting uranium mining environments and was Director of the Monitoring and Emergency Response Section in RHS Branch from March 2014 to August 2016. In August 2016 she was appointed Head of the RHS Branch.
Dr Hirth is the current Australian Representative to the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) since the 64th session in 2017, and was appointed as Chair of UNSCEAR for the 66th and 67th sessions in 2019, a role that she will hold until the commencement of the 68th session in 2021.
Dr Hirth was appointed as a member of the Commission on Safety Standards of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for the 7th term, 2020 to 2023, and was the Australian representative on the IAEA’s Emergency Preparedness and Response Safety Standards Committee for the term 2015-2017. Dr Hirth is member of the International Commission on Radiological Protection Committee 4 for the term 2017–2021, and is a member of the Board of Council of the International Union of Radioecology.