The Women in Chemistry Group invite you to our first event for 2013 – a panel discussion and networking breakfast entitled Career Challenges and Choices.
Men and women both face significant and unexpected challenges in negotiating a career in the chemical sciences. Many individuals experience career interruptions as a primary care giver to young children, caring for aging family members, coping with personal illness, or due to other unpredictable events. Join us for a networking breakfast and share in our panel’s stories and anecdotes, as they discuss their own strategies for not only negotiating some of life’s tough choices, but surviving and thriving. This open and honest discussion is open to all members of the community. We encourage everyone to attend.
The Women in Chemistry Group is grateful for the generous support provided by sponsors CSIRO and the Monash University School of Chemistry. The event is open to both RACI members and non-members ($15 per head), register online at the RACI website.
When: 8.30 – 10.30 am, Tuesday 12 February 2013
Where: Ian Wark Laboratories, CSIRO, Clayton, Victoria
Cost: $15 per head, register online with the RACI.
For further information, please do not hesitate to contact the Women in Chemistry Committee.
We invite you to an evening networking event on Thursday 21st February at Taste Baguette, Menzies Building, Monash University.
Melbourne’s South-East Corridor is the heartland of Australian manufacturing and is heavily reliant on innovative and competitive chemical technologies. In addition, Clayton is the home of Monash University and CSIRO’s Materials, Manufacturing, and Mining Portfolio – both world leaders in science and engineering.
Please join us to mix with scientists and executives from industry, manufacturing and academia.
The event will run from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, canapés and refreshments will be provided, courtesy of our sponsors Davies Collison Cave, CSIRO and the Australian Journal of Chemistry.
Registration is essential
We look forward to seeing you there!
For further information, please contact The ChemBeers Organising Committee.
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Marie Curie’s Nobel prize for Chemistry and the International Year of Chemistry in 2011, 5000 women chemists from 44 countries around the globe came together for a worldwide chemistry networking breakfast on the 18th of January 2011.
Watch this video if you ever feel you’re the only woman struggling to combine working in chemistry with all the other things you do.
Just a brief update. A big thank you to Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick for a most enjoyable afternoon tea to celebrate International Women’s Day – including a magnificent Periodic Table made from suitably decorated cupcakes!
Amanda Lee, Sarah Whitehead and Grace Chan with all their collegues did a terrific job with organising and hosting the event.
Corrine Kluvers and Kerrie Mullins-Gunst deserve a special mention for their entertaining and thought provoking talks. The RACI were also involved in supporting the event so a big thank you also to them.
On the 18 January 2011, women from around the world held a series of events under the banner “Women sharing a chemical moment in time”.
The ‘Women in Chemistry’ group in Melbourne, Australia arranged a networking breakfast hosted by CSIRO, Clayton that was a huge success (see photos and video posted earlier). Dr. Michelle Groarke and Dr. Danielle Kennedy, both from CMSE, CSIRO spearheaded the event; which enjoyed an overwhelming response from over 90 women in the Melbourne area.
After such a positive response, and in order to maintain the group’s momentum, we have decided to hold another ‘Women in Chemistry’ event, to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of Marie Curie’s Nobel Prize, be held on International Women’s Day, Tuesday 8 March 2011.
Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick has offered to host an afternoon networking event at their city offices on Level 23, 367 Collins Street, Melbourne. The Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI), has kindly provided additional sponsorship and support.
Women in Chemistry appreciates the support of both Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick and The Royal Australian Chemical Institute for this event.
Just to let you all know our Marie Curie made it into the RSC news (page 8 of current February 2011 issue).
We had a very successful breakfast meeting last Tuesday and it was wonderful to see such a large turnout – over 90 women, so really a big thank you to all that made the effort to come and in particular to our speakers who regaled us with their personal stories.
Although the technology wasn’t quite as inspirational as our guest speakers we managed a quick wave to Adelaide and Tasmania through the miracle of Skype. The feedback so far has been overwhelmingly positive.
Carly has uploaded photos taken with Marie Curie from the morning on the re-science website at http://re-science.org.au/science-event/2847/photos