The CSIRO has named Professor Bronwyn Fox as its new Chief Scientist, nearly three decades after she first began her career at the national science agency as a research assistant. Prof. Fox, the agency’s fourth female Chief Scientist, replaces Dr Cathy Foley, who became Australia’s Chief Scientist in January this year. Prof. Fox joins the… Read more »
Today, 8 March, we celebrate International Women’s Day. In this special feature from Information Age, managing editor Roulla Yiacoumi, she speaks to five female founders across the ACS innovation labs in Sydney and Melbourne about the hurdles they’ve overcome, the best business advice they’ve been given, and the dumbest thing someone has said to them (you… Read more »
November 19 is International Women’s Entrepreneurship Day so today we are celebrating fabulous women in business making a difference to the lives of everyday Australians. Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) was founded by entrepreneur Wendy Diamond following a trip to Honduras where she witnessed extreme poverty. Diamond was inspired to pioneer a movement to empower women… Read more »
Toowoomba startup Spark Girlz has taken out the top prize at the Asia Pacific regional finals of the inaugural Techstars Startup Weekend Women event.
The Australian government is set to start work on its 10-year plan to increase the number of girls and women in STEM it announced in the May Budget.
Increasing participation of women in STEM core to Victorian Government’s new Gender Equality Strategy
After announcing that it would look to ensure that women make up at least 50 percent of all its government boards, the Victorian Government is expanding its focus, aiming to develop a wider Gender Equality Strategy for the state.
Girl Geek Academy has announced the launch of a scholarship, giving members an opportunity to take part in a course designed to help women gain technical skills, and in turn increase the number of startups founded by women.