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Women in Data Science (WiDS) Hobart 2022
From 07 Mar 2022 to 07 Mar 2022
Women in Data Science (WiDS) Hobart 2022 is an independent event organised by Lisa Craw and Denisse Fierro Arcos, PhD students at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS). WiDS Hobart coincides with the annual global WiDS Conference held at Stanford University and an estimated 150+ locations worldwide. All genders are invite to attend WiDS regional events, which feature outstanding women doing outstanding work.
Through WiDS Hobart 2022 we aim to inspire participants about data science and its applications, by getting an insight into the careers and experience of women in the field. We also aim to support women in data science locally and nationally by highlighting their amazing work.
WiDS Hobart 2022 will feature a discussion panel centered around the question: "How has your career journey been so far?". Our panelists will share their experiences, opportunities, and hurdles they have encountered along the way. This will be followed by a moderated Q&A session where members of the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions.
Our panelists include:
- Miranda Hunt, Senior Quality Assurance Engineer at Echoview Software
- Dr. Paola Petrelli, Data Manager at the Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes (CLEX)
- Mars Buttfield Addison, PhD candidate and software engineer at IMAS/CSIRO
- Dr. Chloe MacKellah, Climate Scientist at CSIRO
- Dr. Chen Zhao, post-doctoral researcher focusing on ice sheet models
Everyone is welcome to WiDS Hobart 2022, regardless of their gender. This event will be offered in a hybrid format.
Participants have the opportunity to join us in-person at the Aurora Theatre, IMAS Building, Salamanca. or online via Zoom.
Places are limited, so registration is essential. Register for in-person attendance here, or for online attendance here.
2022 Australian Academy of Science nominations now open
From 25 Feb 2021 to 01 May 2021
The annual Australian Academy of Science (AAS) awards are open for nomination and application and support and shine a light on researchers who are making outstanding contributions to science and progressing the advancement of science in Australia.
Awards include the 2022 honorific awards and support for research conferences, research awards and travelling fellowships.
The AAS is seeking applications and nominations of outstanding scientists from all career stages, backgrounds and genders across its various awards, and strongly encourages more nominations of women for all awards, in particular the premier, career and mid-career honorific awards. You can review all of the award options on this Awards poster 2022.
All honorific award nominations close 1 May 2021.
All research conferences, research awards and travelling fellowships applications close 1 June 2021.
The goal of BiasWatchNeuro is to track the speaker composition of conferences in neuroscience, particularly with respect to gender representation.
ASTRO 3D Guide for Inclusive Meetings
The ASTRO 3D EDI Committee compiled a best-practice Guide for Inclusive Meetings. It includes suggestions for organisers of ASTRO 3D (and other) events that will help make the event equitable for gender and other forms of diversity, accessible for those with a disability, and inclusionary for all. It includes suggestions before the event (planning), during the event and after the event.
Could the COVID-19 lockdown solve one of the persistent barriers to gender equity in research?
Dr Ursula Sansom-Daly and A/Prof Caroline Ford provide comment on a potential silver lining of COVID19 for women and carers in STEM, changes to conference travel.
She Maps offers online and in-school drone and geospatial training and events to help you empower your students with the skills of tomorrow.
Women in BrainStim database
This database provides the details of female scientists working in the brain stimulation field, including their research interests and achievements. The database can be used to help conference organizers, journal editors, universities and other institutions to identify appropriately qualified female scientists to speak at conferences, join editorial boards, participate in advisory groups and on committees.
Australian and New Zealand Society for Immunology Women Speakers Database
A database to discover women in immunology
Speaking out about gender imbalance in invited speakers improves diversity
Omissions of qualified women scientists from major meeting programs continue to occur despite a surge in articles indicating persistent gender-discriminatory practices in hiring and promotion, and calls for gender balance in conference organizing committees.
Buisness & Professional Women
BPW Australia is a great way for women to meet, network and socialise with other women who want to see gender equality and work positively towards this aim through projects, research and informative meetings and workshops.