STEM Sisters participated in Future Female conference 2019, with Ruwangi Fernando as a panellist. Ruwangi shared her journey as a female international STEM research student and reminded many young women to understand their strengths and weaknesses better and prepare themselves to become leaders. She highlighted the issues such as gender bias at work and how to be resilient in the face of these challenges.
The original version inspired this event in Helsinki, Finland. Future Female aimed to bring women into the spotlight as role models and inspired others to be future role models. The topics focus on key issues relevant to international students in the current climate, gender and racial equality and diversity and inclusion. Victoria is home to many women from different backgrounds from many corners of the world, and this event focused on empowering these international women.