Women in Leadership: STEM skills business essential

Women in Leadership: STEM skills business essential

WA
Jun 19
This event, the first in CEDA WA’s Women in Leadership 2018 series, examines the importance of businesses embracing STEM skills in the workplace, to be at the forefront of digital disruption preparedness.

Speakers

The Hon. Dave Kelly, WA Minister for Water; Fisheries; Forestry; Innovation and ICT; Science
Professor Steve Chapman, Vice-Chancellor, Edith Cowan University
Professor Donna Cross, Head, Health Promotion and Education Research; CoLab Director, Telethon Kids Institute
Deb Hancock, Chief Executive Officer, Scitech

Event overview

Recent research has indicated that 75 per cent of the fastest-growing occupations require STEM skills, with over 70 per cent of Australian employers identifying STEM employees as being the most innovative.

The critical skills that STEM fosters (such as problem-solving, analytic capabilities, curiosity and imagination) have all been identified as the core skills for fostering a successful workplace in the future.

However, only one female for every five males ends up becoming STEM qualified.

What changes and strategies need to be made to change this for our economy before it is too late?

Join distinguished panellists examining the opportunities in supporting women in STEM disciplines.

Meet the keynote speaker

The Hon. Dave Kelly
WA Minister for Water; Fisheries; Forestry; Innovation and ICT; Science

Meet the speakers

Professor Steve Chapman
Vice-Chancellor, Edith Cowan University

Professor Donna Cross
Head, Health Promotion and Education Research; CoLab Director, Telethon Kids Institute

Deb Hancock
Chief Executive Officer, Scitech

Meet the facilitator

Professor Lyn Beazley
Science Ambassador

Supported by CEDA members

Event series sponsors

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