Women can ‘punch through glass ceiling' and take their place at the ‘top table of science’

6 February 2019

Women continue to be extremely under-represented in science but, with the right mentoring, networks and support, they can “punch through the glass ceiling” and do “incredible work.”

This is the message from astronomer Lisa Harvey Smith, Professor of Practice in Science Communication, and the Australian Government’s Women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Ambassador.

Ahead of the UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which falls on February 11, Julia Dean from the UN Information Centre in Australia spoke to Professor Harvey Smith, and started by asking her what it is that she loves about science.

Audio Credit:
Julian Dean, UN Information Centre, Australia
Audio Duration:
3'55"

 

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