Global Women's Breakfast
“Empowering Diversity in Science”
Wednesday 16th February 2022
The IUPAC 2022 Global Women’s Breakfast (GWB2022) will be held as a sequential series of hundreds of breakfasts right around the world, and this year the theme is “empowering diversity in science”. The overall purpose of the Global Women’s Breakfast is to establish an on-going virtual network where those in the chemical and related sciences can connect with each other in a meaningful way to support their professional aspirations.
Everyone (all genders included) is invited to participate in the Western Australian event celebrating the 2022 Global Women’s Breakfast.
We are monitoring the COVID19 situation and may need to transition to an online event, registrants will be fully refunded and able to join virtually for free.
Date: Wednesday 16th February
Time: 8.15 am to 10.30 am
Where: Room 202.122, Curtin University, Bentley WA
NOTE: Venue change
Cost: $10 student/post graduate RACI members
$15 student/post graduate Non-RACI members
$18 other RACI members
Be part of – a global chemistry event.
Enjoy – a fabulous breakfast .
Participate – in the networking with other Western Australian chemistry professionals.
Meet – interesting local chemists at all stages of their careers.
Hear – Guest speakers (Dr Martine Keenan and Mark Stickells) share some of their experiences. See
Please advise of special dietary requirements (vegetarian, vegan, gluten or dairy-free). Please note that ID and proof of COVID vaccination must be sighted upon arrival.
Registration required by Sunday 13 February 2022 (Which isn’t far away, so why not register right now, before you forget?)
For information on registration, contact Ben Fletcher ([email protected])
For information about the WA Breakfast, contact Kathryn Linge ([email protected])
For further information on the IUPAC 2022 Global Women’s Breakfast, see GWB2022
Dr Martine Keenan has national and international experience in translational drug discovery & development and is an accomplished life sciences executive. Martine’s areas of expertise include medicinal chemistry, portfolio leadership, IP development and research commercialisation. She is Chief Innovation Officer for SYNthesis Research, a Melbourne-based venture discovery company, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and recipient of the WA Women in International Business Award (2019).
Presentation title: “If your dog poops pick it up, please”.
Mark Stickells is the Executive Director of the Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre and leads a team of HPC, data and visualisation experts supporting over 2,000 Australian researchers. In 2022, Pawsey will launch Australia’s most powerful research supercomputer – Setonix – named after WA’s beloved Quokka, and continue to support Australia’s role in the global Square Kilometre Array radioastronomy project. Mark is a member of CEO’s for Gender Equity and an advocate for diversity and inclusion initiatives in his professional and personal life. Mark is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and chairs the Boards of All Saints’ College and its charitable Foundation.
Presentation title: Alchemy or Chemistry: What does a Tall White Male non-scientist have to say about Diversity