Women uplifting women, alumni panellists share their experience and insights at the Sprint program.

Women uplifting women
‘Sprint’ panellists. From left: Tahnee Burgess, Mary Harris, Samantha Walsh and Clare Fedele.

Our amazing alumni panel shared their insights and development notes with our female students from Science and Biomedical courses at Monash University on the 19th July 2019 at the Sprint program.

The ‘Sprint’ Undergraduate Women's Development Program is one of the many initiatives that form part of the Faculty of Science’s commitment to gender equity. It is a three-day event aimed at enhancing the educational experience and future professional lives of female scientists. Top female undergraduates in their final or penultimate year from the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Biomedical Science took part in this program. Click here to learn more about the Sprint Program

Victoria’s lead scientist Dr Amanda Caples was the guest speaker on the first day of the program. The last day included a number of presentations from science and biomedical students that reflected on the lessons and skills gained from the program and how these would enhance their future studies and professional lives as women in science. The alumni panel shared their experiences, insights and development notes to address challenges faced by women professionally within careers in STEMM as a part of this panel.

The alumni panel consisted of,

  • Ms Tahnee Burgess - ABC researcher and Project Officer at the Monash Climate Communicators Research Hub
  • Dr Clare Fedele - Cancer Scientist/ Strategic Research Communications Officer, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • Ms Mary Harris - Senior Geoscientist (Exploration), Newcrest Mining
  • Ms Samantha Walsh - Consultant/analyst, Quantium (Health)

Click here to read more about our panellists

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