International Women's Day Breakfast (Melbourne)

Melbourne, 01 March 2017


International Women's Day Breakfast (Melbourne)

The ABCC International Women’s Day Breakfast Panel in 2017 focussed on STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics.   The panellists discuss their areas of expertise and outline opportunities for the scientists, innovators and business women of the future.

One part of the Turnbull Government's ‘ideas boom’ innovation package that has gone largely overlooked is the fact it may help boost the number of women working in the traditionally blokey fields of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), and may even help shrink the gender pay gap.   As part of its $1 billion innovation program,  the Government plans to invest $13 million over five years to encourage women to choose and stay in STEM fields, start-ups and entrepreneurial businesses. This is good news for successful Australian women already working in STEM-related areas, the innovators and entrepreneurs. 

Panellists include:
Georgia Beattie - CEO, StartUp Vic (pictured)
Prof Doug Hilton AO - Director, Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Prof Virginia Kilborn - Chair, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Swinburne University of Technology
Kim Ellis - Founder and Director, Earth Space Tech (Moderator)

An audio record of the discussion is available through our AV Library : click here

A memorable selection of photographs can be seen in our Photo Library : Click here


Wednesday 01 March 2017
7:15am - 9:00am


Zinc at Federation Square