10 episodes

A series of interviews with STEM professionals and leaders, detailing their career highlights and outlining the steps needed to achieve leadership equity.

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A series of interviews with STEM professionals and leaders, detailing their career highlights and outlining the steps needed to achieve leadership equity.

    Emma Jones - Project F

    Emma Jones - Project F

    Emma Jones is the founder of the social impact business "Project F" specifically to improve gender-balance in technology teams and leadership, as well as the tech community group “Men Championing Change” providing a forum for men in tech to discuss and action gender balance in their own teams. She discusses her findings and suggestions for tackling systemic bias to address the gender imbalance not only in tech companies, but all STEM industries.

    • 33 min
    Luther Poier - Blue Chilli supporting Female tech founders

    Luther Poier - Blue Chilli supporting Female tech founders

    Luther Poier, the Managing Director of BlueChilli, discusses the decisions leading to the creation of SheStarts, a technology accelerator program for non-tech female founders, and equates the current inequities in leadership as "working with one hand tied behind your back".

    • 32 min
    Dr Sacha Stelzer-Braid - COVID-19 Expert, Imposter Syndrome and Part-Time Scientist

    Dr Sacha Stelzer-Braid - COVID-19 Expert, Imposter Syndrome and Part-Time Scientist

    Dr Sacha Stelzer-Braid, a viral expert, COVID-19 media spokesperson, internship coordinator and part-time scientist speaks frankly about the impact of part-time work on her scientific career, Imposter Syndrome and the benefits of equal representation in the media.

    • 28 min
    Rebecca Grainger - Supporting parents to keep them in the workforce

    Rebecca Grainger - Supporting parents to keep them in the workforce

    Rebecca is the founder of a tech company called Triiyo which provides a HR automation tool that simplifies workforce connectivity during career transitions, such as parental leave. We discuss the benefits of supporting both parents throughout the pregnancy, maternity leave and transitioning back into the workforce and the potential long term implications in leadership equality.

    • 32 min
    David Tscharke - The Flaws in our System

    David Tscharke - The Flaws in our System

    Professor David Tscharke of ANU discusses how our current funding system is set up to benefit those in power, and how the hyper-competitive nature of science rewards those with resilience and confidence.

    • 45 min
    Dr Anna Brooks - Finding your voice

    Dr Anna Brooks - Finding your voice

    Dr Anna Brooks speaks frankly about her personal battle with an anxiety disorder in order to become the scientist she is today. This has given her the resilience to keep standing up, putting herself forward, and dealing with obstacles due to the competitive nature of academia.

    • 32 min

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