More women in science and tech an ‘economic imperative’

More women in science and tech an ‘economic imperative’

  [Source : Felicity Caldwell, Brisbane Times August 14 2017]   Why are successive generations of clever, well-educated women in science, technology, engineering, maths and science not reaching senior levels in their field? That vexing question will be tackled by some of Queensland's leading engineers, medical practitioners and scientists on Monday in an event hosted by Women in STEMM Australia, as part of National Science Week. Queensland Science Minister Leeanne Enoch said gender equity in the fields was not just a question of fairness but one of economic imperative. "We can't afford to…Read more
Innovation Feature : The Fabric Social

Innovation Feature : The Fabric Social

The Fabric Social is an innovative  social enterprise that uses internet technology to link conflict affected women into the economic market by creating ethical fashion. Their story begins with the recognition that peace is not merely the absence of conflict. The communities where they work have suffered from decades of armed violence and are struggling to rebuild. Without economic and social recovery, a real peace will never be achieved. Each product sold on The Fabric Social is an integral part of a story long silenced. A story about the disproportionate way that war affects women,…Read more