Empowering Women in Chemistry

Centre Director Professor Maria Forsyth shared her research group motto for 2020 ‘Work hard, work happy’ at an IUPAC Global Women’s Breakfast event on 12 February.

The breakfast, organised by the Women In Chemistry committee of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Victoria Branch, was part of the global IUPAC breakfast event held in conjunction with the United Nations Day of Women and Girls in Science.

Speaking on the importance of self-care and collaboration as steps towards success, Maria encouraged women chemists at different stages of their individual careers to explore opportunities in professional development and in research and teaching horizons.

First held in 2019, the now annual breakfast connect women in the chemical and related sciences with each other in a meaningful way, and helps support their professional aspirations and to develop leadership skills.