Vision Stand and Celebration


10th March 2022
5 pm to 7 pm


Vision Stand or Celebration workshop intends to provide outstanding and motivated female international students studying STEM subjects at institutions in Victoria to improve their professional skills and feel more connected while studying and living in Victoria. STEM Sisters ambassadors will learn from industry leaders from the five monthly workshop and give back to the community through campus events and outreach programme, allowing them to feel appreciated and secure about pursuing studies and careers in STEM disciplines in Victoria.

On March 10th, 2022, we had the formal launch and first ‘Vision Stand/Celebration’ workshop for our Ambassador Program. The evening began with a celebration of our ambassadors for completing the four workshops in the Ambassador Program. Following that, we greeted and presented our stem ambassadors, whose profiles may be seen on our website, to receive their certificates. Video message from Hon. Jaala Pulford open the celebration and our four presenters, Amanda Caples, Caroline Hartnett, Anne Maria Hede and Madhu Bhaskaran, were introduced as the workshop progressed. Our ambassadors, speakers and the audience were given the opportunity to enjoy the celebration and build the networking in the evening. Finally, Shaz Sivanesan led our workshop activity, which got everyone engaged until the end of the workshop.


Ambassador program celebration

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Hon. Jaala Pulford

Minister for Employment Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Minister for Small Business Minister for Resources
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Dr Amanda Caples

Victoria’s Lead Scientist Director Breakthrough Victoriaoria Chair of STEM Sisters Advisory Panel
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Caroline Hartnett

Deputy Director, International Education, Global Victoria
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Ruwangi Fernando

Founder & Director
STEM Sisters
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Madhu Bhaskaran

Professor and Research Leader
at RMIT University
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Shaz Sivanesan

Scientist Public Affairs Officer Teaching Associate - Freelance MC and Facilitator



vision stand

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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