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Leadership for Women in STEMM | Lessons from Antarctica

A Women in STEMM public lecture by sociology research leader Dr Meredith Nash from the University of Tasmania. Dr Nash will draw on her findings from a study into the experiences of 25 women in STEMM fields who were all participants in a three-week leadership program in Antarctica in 2016.

When: Thursday, August 17 2017. 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Where: Aurora Theatre, IMAS Waterfront Building
Castray Esplanade, Hobart, TAS, 7000
Topic: Environment and nature, Innovation and technology
Cost: Free
Bookings: 03 6226 2521
UTAS.Events@utas.edu.au
http://www.utas.edu.au/social-change/events/event/2017/august/leadership-for-women-in-stemm-lessons-from-antarctica
Other: Wheelchair access

Women are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) fields worldwide, particularly in leadership positions.

In this presentation sociology research leader Dr Meredith Nash from the University of Tasmania will discuss her findings from a mixed-methods sociological study drawing on the experiences of 25 women in STEMM fields who were all participants in a three-week transformational leadership program in Antarctica in 2016.

She will use a feminist intersectional analysis to examine the women’s experiences of science leadership, including challenges they face as women in male-dominated fields, and their perceptions of how the Antarctic environment and adventure-based program design facilitates leadership development.

Moderated by Professor Brigid Heywood, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), University of Tasmania. Professor Heywood is leading the university’s involvement in the Athena SWAN Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Pilot.

Refreshments from 5:30pm

Contact details:

Sally Glaetzer
University of Tasmania
Email: sally.glaetzer@utas.edu.au
Phone: 03 6226 1832

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