The WiT Inspiring Women in STEM Breakfast Series invites you to breakfast with some of our leading women working in STEM industries. Be inspired and motivated by the achievements and contributions they have made and how they have paved the way for women in STEM. These inspiring women will talk about their career journeys, the hurdles and challenges they have overcome and the foundations they have laid for a more diverse and flexible future for our STEM community.
Dr Sarah Pearson is the Deputy Director-General Innovation at the Department of Tourism, Innovation & Sport and is a leader with global experience and skills in building innovation ecosystems to deliver economic growth, driving corporate innovation, strategy for tech companies and start-up investment.
Prior to taking the lead position in Queensland’s innovation agenda, her roles include Chief Scientist and Chief Innovation Officer at the Commonwealth Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Founding CEO of the CBR Innovation Network, PVC Innovation at the University of Newcastle, CEO of ANU Enterprise, management consulting with McKinsey & Co in Sydney, tenured Physics academic at UNE, and global head of Open Innovation at Cadbury plc in Reading UK.
Her strategic, research, and innovation skills have also been applied to board positions nationally and internationally, spanning private sector, government, venture capital, tech companies and social impact entities. She holds a Doctorate in Philosophy and is the author on eight international patents, for cancer diagnosis and novel confectionary.
Networking and breakfast followed by presentation
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