Women’s Initiative Panel Discussion ASI - Life skills for a sustainable research career

  • 28 Nov 2017
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
  • Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

WiT is proud to support the ASI Women’s Initiative Panel Discussion - Life Skills for a Sustainable Research Career

NOTE: Attendance is open to all Australasian Society for Immunology conference registrants

The Australasian Society for Immunology (ASI) has a very strong commitment to gender equity and runs a successful Women’s Initiative program. This year,  ASI is delighted to partner with Women in Technology to host a panel discussion focusing on life skills all researchers need to sustain and grow their career. Three outstanding guest speakers will draw on their experience to speak about leadership, authentic self-promotion and resilience.  This will be followed by an interactive session with audience participation. In the spirit of ASI’s commitment to gender equity, both female and male participation is strongly encouraged.

Panel facilitated by Dr Alison Rice, CoPresident, Women in Technology:

Commissioner Katarina Carroll APM, Commissioner, Queensland Fire & Emergency Services, joined Queensland Police Service in 1983 and worked in various roles early in her career including Detective work, a Commission of Inquiry, Criminal Investigation Branches, the Joint Organised Crime Task Force and Covert Unit.  She undertook a number of senior roles throughout Queensland and in 2010, was promoted to Assistant Commissioner. In 2012 she undertook the role of Program Executive, G20 Group where she planned and was the Operations Commander for Australia’s largest peacetime security operation. In January 2015 Katarina was appointed as the Interim Commissioner of the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) and was permanently appointed to the position in August 2015.

Jen Ramsey, jenramsay.com, has more than 23 years experience in branding, positioning and corporate communication and has advised clients from start-ups through to multinationals.  During her career, she has created and launched brands, trained hundreds of people to be better communicators and coached people including elite athletes, CEOs and politicians.  Jen has consulted to multi-national and national companies including BDO, Ernst and Young, PWC, BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto Alcan.

Associate Professor Tanya Smith, Griffith University is an Associate Professor in the Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution at Griffith University. She previously held a professorship at Harvard University and fellowship at Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. Dr Smith explores evolution and development of the human dentition. Her research has helped identify origins of a fundamental human adaptation: the costly yet advantageous shift from a “live fast and die young” strategy to “live slow and grow old” strategy helping make us one of the most successful mammals on the planet.

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