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The Kirby Institute invites you to attend our special event: Reflections on Women in Science
Ahead of 2018 International Women’s Day, the Kirby Institute is delighted to be holding a special seminar, Reflections on Women in Science. This session celebrates the women in research who are successfully influencing positive change to improve gender parity and equality in the health sphere and beyond. Tying in this year's IWD theme of #PressforProgress, our impressive lineup of speakers will share their experiences as women in science in Australia and globally, and explore ways in which women at any stage of their career or study can overcome barriers and chart a path towards gender parity through united advocacy and activism.
Women in academia: Experiences from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and personal reflections
Presentation by Professor Dame Anne Mills, Deputy Director and Provost / Professor of Health Economics & Policy, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
There has been increasing effort to promote the contribution of women in academia. Progress in the UK has been driven especially by the Athena Swan initiative. An initial talk on the experience of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in supporting the development of women’s careers will be followed by reflections from leading women academics on how they manage the challenges of an academic career.
Followed by a panel featuring: