Overview 2018 STEM sidebyside

10 December

The 8-month inspiring women STEM sidebyside program came to a close on Tuesday, 16 October 2018. The program was developed and led by veski and Monash University with the support of the British Consulate General Melbourne – spanning Higher Education, Government and Innovation Sectors.

Since its official launch by former Minister for Innovation and the Digital Economy, Philip Dalidakis in March 2018 – the three separate, parallel streams have engaged in a wide variety of masterclasses, workshops, panel discussions and networking sessions – all designed to explicitly target women at various stages in their study and careers to progress into their full potential.

The 30 selected Leading the Way participants and the 10 selected Stamina participants engaged in 6 sessions covering the following topics:

Session 1
- A guide to networking - Laura Anderson

Session 2
- Leading Self with Courage - Dina Pozzo

Session 3 
- Social Media & Branding You - Michelle Gallaher
- Getting on a Board - Madeleine McManus OAM
- Entrepreneur's guide to jumping ship - Will Dayble
- Pathways from Academia to Industry - Sian Slade, Craig Humphries, Rebecca Tunstall
- Pathways to Entrepreneurship - Elpis Barons, Georgia Beattie, Angeline Achariya

Session 4 
- Mentoring and Sponsorship - Marguerite Evans Galea

Session 5 
- Having those difficult conversations - Michelle Sales
- Art of Negotiations - Rowan Brookes, Jane Ryan, Chris Holtby OBE, Samantha Ludolf

Session 6 
- Mastering video to excel your careers - Amanda Selleck
- Special presentation - Krystal De Napoli
- Address - Baroness Kate Rock
- Keynote presentation - Anne Belcher

The Empowering You stream saw upwards of a 100 female STEM students in each of the 3 sessions covering the following topics:

Session 1
- Networking masterlcass - Rowan Brookes
- Networking panel - Grace Lethlean, Ami Pasricha, Sophia Frentz, Alexander Kennedy, Rebecca Martin

Session 2 (Proudly supported by CSIRO)
– Developing your brand using Resume and LinkedIn profile - Michelle Gallaher
- How to establish your career in STEM - Felicity Furey, Danushi Peiris, Simon Wilkins, Jessica Bircsak, Emma Yohanna

Session 3
- Mastering video to excel your careers - Amanda Selleck
- Special presentation - Krystal De Napoli
- Address - Baroness Kate Rock
- Keynote presentation - Anne Belcher

 

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