Presenter/s: Embassy of Argentina in Australia; ANU Gender Institute
Event type: Webinar
Event date: Wednesday, 9 March 2022 - 9:30am to 10:45am
Event venue: Virtual event
Further information: Recording
In honour of International Women's Day 2022, a panel of experts will be discussing the current context in Argentina and Australia regarding women in science, including challenges and opportunities, as well as best practice approaches.
They will be presenting their perspectives on women's participation in science-based university studies, as well as in research settings.
Dr Sofía Samper Carro, Australian National University
Dr Gabriela Ovando, Universidad Nacional de Rosario and CONICET, Argentina
Lucía Bautista, University of Technology Sydney
Dr Cynthia Awruch, University of Tasmania
Dr Sofía Samper Carro (ANU) is a postdoctoral researcher in archaeology at the School of Culture, History and Language. Her research addresses human behaviour from 70,000 years ago to pre-Neolithic communities, looking at diet, mortuary practices and mobility. She is currently leading a project aimed at establishing the first research group on paleoproteomics in Australia, housed at the ANU. She is also the spokeperson for the Gender and Research commission of RAICEX, the network of Associations of Spanish Researchers and Scientist Abroad. She is passionate about mentoring women in HASS and STEM, as well as deciphering women’s role in the Deep Past.
Dr Gabriela P. Ovando is Associate Professor at the National University of Rosario and obtained her PhD in Mathematics from the National University of Córdoba. She is Independent Researcher at CONICET (National Scientific and Technical Research Council - Argentina). She is Coordinator of the Gender Equality Committee of the Argentina Mathematical Union and also Member of the Gender and Diversity Committee of UMALCA (Unión Matemática de América Latina y el Caribe). She took part in the organisation of Mathematics sin Fronteras, a Pan-American (virtual) bilingual (English-Spanish) extracurricular weekly math outreach lecture series. She colaborates with several women networks, with the goal of promoting their careers and conditions for best workplaces and financial help.
Lucía Bautista (UTS) is the Program Coordinator of Women in Engineering and IT at the University of Technology Sydney. She focuses on the Lucy Mentoring Program, strategy development, community, scholarships and communications. She also engages industry and collaborates with internal and external stakeholders. She has a strong background in policy and political analysis and collaborating with the not-for-profit and corporate sectors for the delivery of programs. She is passionate about breaking down gender stereotypes and developing strategies to address social issues.
Dr Cynthia Awruch is a Senior Research Fellow at Centro Para el Estudio de Sistemas Marinos - Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (Patagonia, Argentina) and an Associate Senior Research Fellow at the School of Natural Sciences (University of Tasmania, Australia). Her primary research interest involves mainly chondrichthyans (sharks, rays, skates, and chimaeras). Her research is focused in understanding the control of the reproductive processes in chondrichthyan species as well as the use of physiology and reproductive endocrinology as tools for conservation and sustainable management of marine wildlife.
Hosted by the Embassy of Argentina in Australia, the ANU Gender Institute and the Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies