Women in Engineering, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Event
University of South Australia
Women in Engineering, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Event
On Wednesday 29 May, two staff members and two of our SACE Stage 2 students attended the Women in Engineering, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (WiETIE) event at the University of South Australia.

The event started off with an address from Vickie Chapman (Deputy Premier of SA), who shared insights into the state's emerging space industry. This was followed by a keynote address from Professor Caroline McMillen (Chief Scientist of SA). In Professor McMillen's speech, she discussed the importance of diversity in the science industry in order to promote innovation, and presented insightful statistics demonstrating the need to set professional guidelines in this industry that better support women in leadership.

This keynote address was then followed by a number of female professionals who shared their journeys and offered advice for women in the STEM field. Many of the women shared the same message: find a mentor that can support you and network as much as possible to promote what you are working on.

Our students found the event valuable, as not only did they get to hear some amazing stories, but they also got the opportunity to start their own networking journey. In between the speeches, there were a number of opportunities where they were able to talk to the professionals and university students attending the event and ask them about the choices they have made. Our students did an amazing job fitting in with industry professionals and we are looking forward to attending more of these sessions in the future.
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  • AuthorStefania Pulford
  • Date07-Jun-19
  • CategoriesTerm2