STEM Sisters was proud to be in Adelaide as one of the twelve Australia’s STEM Women Changemakers and part of the solution to catalyse Gender Equity organised by the Australian Academy of Science on the 20th and 21st of February 2019.
It was a great honour to receive such recognition and receive sponsorship by Professor Michelle Coote through her Georgina Sweet Fellowship to attend Catalysing Gender Equity 2020, a two-day outcome-driven conference in February guided by the Women in STEM Decadal Plan.
Ruwangi and another three changemakers were selected to participate in a panel discussion and share their efforts as Australian STEM women changemakers.
The twelve STEM Changemakers are:
- Dr Emma Camp, DECRA Research Fellow, University of Technology Sydney, is also the recipient of the Academy’s 2020 Max Day Environmental Science Fellowship Award.
- Ruwangi Fernando, Founder of STEM Sisters
- Dr Momeneh Foroutan, Research Fellow in Computational Cancer Immunotherapy at Monash University
- Associate Professor Muireann Irish, ARC Future Fellow at the University of Sydney
- Tishiko King, Community Support Officer at Indigenous Women in Mining and Resources Australia
- Dr Marit Kragt, Associate Professor at the University of Western Australia
- Jerusha Mather, PhD Candidate at Victoria University
- Dr Mary McMillan, Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science at the University of New England
- Dr Kirsty Nash, Founder of academic Life
- Jessie Panazzolo, Founder of Lonely Conservationists
- Catherine Royans, Swift Program Coordinator at the University of Adelaide
- Professor Tanya M. Smith, Professor at Griffith University