DCC Brisbane co-hosts Women in Technology events

DCC Brisbane co-hosts Women in Technology events

DCC Brisbane co-hosts Women in Technology events

Davies Collison Cave in conjunction with Women in Technology recently hosted two events.

First an Executive CEO luncheon was held for the Brisbane Scientific leaders to debate current issues and the future of research in Australia with Professor Douglas Hilton, the new CEO of the internationally renowned Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. The working title of this event was: “Can We Have It All? Doug Hilton says Yes We Can!“

Secondly an evening seminar themed ‘Confronting the “Jane Drain“ – “Are we Losing Out“ was held with guest speakers: Professor Douglas Hilton, Director, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute; Dr Kate Stacey, University of Queensland, Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB); and Professor Deborah Terry, Deputy Vice- Chancellor (Academic), The University of Queensland.

The three successful scientists gave their different perspectives on women in the science workplace and addressed the recent parliamentary report “Women in Science in Australia: Maximising Productivity, Diversity and Innovation“, and then the discussion was opened to the 50 guests for questions and comments.

The seminar also provided an opportunity to hear about The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI) and the innovations that their new Director, Douglas Hilton, has been implementing in relation to the retention and promotion of talented female scientists. Both events were attended by researchers, senior managers, executives and academic professionals.