[ASA] ASA Women in Astronomy Workshop 2012 - second announcement

Sarah Maddison smaddison at swin.edu.au
Mon Sep 3 19:52:44 AEST 2012

Second Announcement:

*ASA Women in Astronomy Workshop 2012*
*10-11 October 2012*
*Swinburne University, Melbourne*


The second ASA Workshop in Women in Astronomy will be held 10-11 October
2012 at Swinburne University in Melbourne.  This 2-day workshop will focus
on how unconscious biases in our professional and personal lives affects
women’s leadership and participation in the workplace. Over the two days
there will be both presentations as well as workshop sessions.  These will
cover some of the issues and obstacles that women face during their
astronomy careers, and strategies that both women and men can use in
overcoming them. New initiatives and schemes implemented by institutions
over the past 18 months to help improve the status of women in astronomy
will be examined. Guest speakers include Mary Crooks, Executive Director of
the Victorian Women’s Trust; Barbara Dalton, Coordinator of Women's
Leadership & Advancement at the Monash Equity & Diversity Centre; and
Alicia Oshlack, Head of Bioinformatics at Murdoch Childrens Research

For more details, please see the workshop website:

All are welcome! The reduction in the percentage of women at each career
step is an issue that affects everyone, as women and men are equally
talented and deserve equal opportunity, and full participation of men and
women will maximize excellence in the field. With that issue in mind, this
workshop is open to all and everyone is strongly encouraged to attend.

There is no registration fee to attend the workshop. For catering purposes
please email Sarah Brough (sb at aao.gov.au) to indicate your attendance no
later than *10 September 2012*.

Please circulate this email throughout your department, and encourage all
students, postdocs and colleagues to attend. The workshop poster can be
found here:

Kind regards,

Sarah Brough (AAO)
Kate Gunn (CAASTRO)
Virgina Kilborn (Swinburne)
Sarah Maddison (Swinburne)
Steven Tingay (ICRAR)

 A/Prof Sarah Maddison
 Associate Professor of Astrophysics
 Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing
 Swinburne University of Technology
 PO BOX 218, Hawthorn, VIC 3122,  AUSTRALIA
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 e: smaddison at swin.edu.au
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