[ASA] Final-Final Reminder: Reaching Gender Equity in STEM Panel Discussion *this Thursday* 15th Feb 2-4:30pm Canberra

Daniel Zucker daniel.zucker at mq.edu.au
Tue Feb 13 08:38:25 AEDT 2018

Dear All,

There are still some spots available - please forward this to any 
interested people  in your organisations!

We would like to invite you to a panel discussion on gender equity, 
diversity and inclusion in astronomical organisations. This 
special event is being held during the European Southern Observatory 
(ESO) Delegation visit to Australia in February 2018. Ms Michèle Péron, 
ESO Director of Engineering, is very active in this area at ESO and will 
participate as a panel member in this discussion.

During the event, panel members will sharing insights and perspectives 
on their organisation's current initiatives on gender equity, inclusion 
and diversity. Each panel member will speak for 5 minutes, followed by 
two personal stories.

The event will be facilitated by Mrs Jane Urquhart, AAO Director and 
Head of Science and Commercialisation Policy Division in the Department 
of Industry, Innovation and Science. Following the 
panel discussion, Jane will lead a group discussion looking to the 
future and the next steps for our organisations.

The full panel includes:

·       Ms Michèle Péron ESO, Director of Engineering
·       Prof Lisa Kewley, RSAA ANU, Director ASTRO 3D Centre of Excellence
·       Prof Anna Moore RSAA ANU, Director AITC (Advanced 
Instrumentation and Technology Centre)
·       A/Prof Daniel Zucker MU, Chair of the Astronomical Society of 
Australia IDEA Chapter (Inclusion, Diversity and Equity in Astronomy)
·       Dr Jill Rathborne, SAGE (Science in Australia Gender Equity)
·       Dr Nuria Lorente, AAO, AAO Software Engineer

Personal stories will be shared by Dr Jo Dawson, MU and Dr Tayyaba 
Zafar, AAO.

Venue: National Arboretum Canberra
Tickets: There are only 80 places so a booking is essential
Date: Thursday, 15th February 2018
Booking link: 
Time: 2.00-4.30pm

Facilitated panel discussion for 1.5-2 hours followed by a networking 
afternoon tea.

Best regards, Daniel Zucker and Katrina Sealey

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