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Women in Stem – 25 Feb 2021

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DPANEEOPA and EEON have joined forces for our premiere event of 2021 on Thursday 25 February

12.30pm – 2.00pm (SYD & MEL)

11.30pm – 1.00pm (QLD)

We are proud to partner together to bring you a forum discussing women in STEM and how to tackle the prevailing barriers in creating more gender-equal industries.

In this virtual event, we are excited to present some of Australia’s thought leaders and doers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). Our expert panel will explore the following themes and provide practical strategies you can use immediately in your workplace, or in your entrepreneurial endeavours:

  • attraction and how to inspire the next generation and end under-representation
  • how we reshape the stories we share about STEM to address enduring myths
  • rethinking attraction to grow our pipeline, rather than ‘rob’ one another for great talent
  • why women leave STEM: the challenges of underrepresntation and covert discriminatory practices
  • practical strategies to make schools, universities and workplaces ready and more inclusive

This event will be FREE to attend.

We encourage everyone to attend of any gender and any age.

We would especially encourage secondary school aged kids to join us as this event is sure to spark their imagination of how wide and woderful the STEM world can be.

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Ruth Harrison

Ruth will be chairing the event.

Ruth is Rocket Woman, an Aerospace Engineer, recruitment professional, passionate Women in STEM advocate, aviation enthusiast and a connector of people.

Ruth started Rocket Woman to help address the lack of diversity within engineering careers by helping women return to and pivot into careers in aviation/space, defence, engineering, and STEM.

Ruth is a member of the Women in Aviation/Aerospace Australia QLD and Diversity Practitioners Association committees and wants to bring gender equity to STEM sooner rather than later by taking direct action. Through Rocket Woman, Ruth advises companies on diversity programs, employment branding, recruitment, and retention programs. She also provides career coaching advice for mid-career professionals and those looking to return to work force after time away.

Ruth is a champion of mature age internships and return to work programs supporting women into non-tradition roles. Ruth has also recently completed a Graduate Certificate in Space Operations to understand how we can ensure diversity within growing Australian and global space industry.

Details of our panel members will be announced shortly

About EEON

The Equal Employment Opportunity Network creates opportunities for professionals to learn, network, share their expertise and experiences and showcase examples of best practice in diversity and inclusion in the workplace, including emerging diversity issues. We encourage all members to provide feedback and suggestions for future events and webinars, and speakers.

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