Advancing women’s leadership in STEM – celebrating international women’s day


Join us for lunch with leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in celebration of International Women’s Day 2021.

Be inspired by speakers from the Mathematical Sciences Institute and College of Engineering and Computer Science at The Australian National University (ANU), and the Australian Cyber Security Centre. Learn about their experiences and contributions to the technology sector: from cyber security, high performance computing, machine learning and astrophysics.

This year’s global theme is “Women in leadership: achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”, with a campaign to put your hand up and collectively #ChooseToChallenge this #IWD2021.

This is your opportunity to hear from women who are rising to today’s challenges, using their unique skills to advance women’s leadership in STEM disciplines and contribute to a better and more inclusive world.

Speakers include:

  • Ms Stephanie Crowe, Assistant Director General , Australian Cyber Security Centre and head of the Incident Management Branch

  • Professor Lilia Ferrario, Astrophysicist, Mathematical Sciences Institute, ANU College of Science

  • Dr Hedda Ransan-Cooper, Research Fellow, Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program (BSGIP), ANU School of Computing

  • Dr Jennyfer Taylor, Lecturer, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), ANU School of Computing

Moderated by Dr Penny Kyburz, Senior Lecturer, ANU School of Computing

Registration is essential, and strict COVID-19 guidelines will be in place.

A picnic lunch and networking opportunity will be provided to registered guests after the event. 

Date & time

12–1pm 9 Mar 2021



Updated:  10 August 2021/Responsible Officer:  Dean, CECS/Page Contact:  CECS Marketing