leardership wisdom


30th December 2021
3 pm to 6 pm


In this workshop, ambassadors learn practical wisdom for leadership through equity and a transformational lens, using peer sharing and cases to support the evolution of their approaches to leadership.

Following the success of our first session, on December 30th we offered our second programme, ‘Leadership Wisdom.’ The programme began with a brief preview of the next sessions as well as social media networks to follow for future updates. Our three panellists, Veena Sahajwalla, Muneera Bano, and Veena Sahajwalla, told their experiences of “how they did it,” or how they became successful in their STEM pursuits. This spurred discourse and debate among our ambassadors giving them the opportunity to openly share their own personal aspirations and what barriers they are facing. This led to ambassador networking and a Q&A session, where our ambassadors and the audience were given the opportunity to ask the panellists questions and gain further information.
Before concluding the event with the workshop activity led by Sugandha Bhargava Chapman. Sugandha educated us on the stigma associated with women in leadership during this exercise, followed by an explanation of the mindset necessary to succeed as a leader.


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Ruwangi Fernando

Founder & Director STEM Sisters

Leadership Wisdom
Panel Discussion

Brooke Jamieson

Head of Enablement
AI/ML and Data at Blackbook.ai
Muneera Bano

Muneera Bano

Senior Lecturer Deakin University,
Superstar of STEM, Winner of Under 40 Asian-Australian 2019
Veena Sahajwalla

Veena Sahajwalla

Professor and Director of
the Sustainable Materials Research & Technology Centre at University of NSW

leadership wisdom
workshop activity

Sugandha Bhargava Chapman

Sugandha Bhargava Chapman

Founder/Director of GreatHERGood Co
Women's Leadership Coach Diversity,
Equity & Inclusion (DEI) and Social Impact Specialist.

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workshop Highlights

Acknowledgment of Country

STEM Sisters, recognises and respects the Ancestors, Elders and families of the Boonwurrung, Wadawurrung and Wurundjeri of the Kulin who are the traditional owners of  land in Victoria.

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