Publish Date: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 11:45

Smashing the Glass Ceiling: Women in Queensland science and the ambition to succeed and make a difference

On Sunday the 16th August a panel of leading Queensland women scientists shared their career journey with an audience at The Edge in Brisbane's cultural precinct. The panel consisted of women in all areas of science including research, government, education and clinical practice. Below is a storify wrap up of the event featuring tweets broadcast live from the venue. 


The forum was a joint initiative from Women in Technology, the Queensland Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation (DSITI) and The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute.

The Women's Academic Fund

Learn more about the programs launched specifically for women as part of the 2015 Advance Queensland package in this interview with Leeanne Enoch MP at the Sunday event.  

> View the video on YouTube

> Click here for more information about the Women's Academic Fund

Photo courtesy of Advance Qld Twitter


Hon Leeanne Enoch MP
Minister for Science and Innovation

Dr Maggie Hardy
UQ Institute for Molecular Bioscience

Ms Mathilde Desselle
Women in Technology

Prof Carolyn Mountford
Translational Research Institute

Prof Suzanne Miller
Qld Museum Network

Dr Helen Benham
UQ Diamantina Institute

Professor Zee Upton
Institute of Medical Biology, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore

Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen
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