Breaking Barriers Webinar
5 April, 2016
Menzies Common Room, The Women's College
Biology Society (BioSoc)
This event, jointly organised by the Sydney University Mathematics Society and Sydney University Women in Engineering, and hosted by The Women's College, is in two parts:
1. An online seminar or "webinar" by the UN Women National Committee from 10:00-11:30:
The webinar, entitled “Breaking Barriers”, will provide STEM pathway education, share evidence about women’s poor representation in non-traditional careers, and explain how exclusion from diverse career opportunities can contribute to the pay gap experience by many working women.
It is aimed at women in their early stages of university considering careers in STEM fields, but will be of interest to many others.
2. A panel discussion (with morning tea) from 11:30-12:30
We can confirm that three of our panellists are:
Professor Nalini Joshi, Chair of Applied Mathematics at the University of Sydney. (http://sydney.edu.au/science/people/nalini.joshi.php) Also one of the stars of the National Press Club event promoting Women in STEM last Wednesday (http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/top-sydney-university-mathematician-nalini-joshi-laments-gender-discrimination-20160329-gnsywt.html)
Professor Kate Jolliffe, an organic synthetic chemist and Head of Chemistry (read more about her interests at http://sydney.edu.au/science/people/kate.jolliffe.php)
Professor Julie Cairney, Professor of Materials Characterisation at the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering; Deputy Director of the Australian Centre for Microscopy & Microanalysis (http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/people/julie.cairney.php)
We realise this is a looooong event and will probably clash with classes for many people - but all are welcome to attend whatever parts of the event they can.
For catering purposes, could all attending (at any time) please fill out the form at http://tinyurl.com/jfptyz2
Cost: Free for access card holders, $6 non-access