Watch or listen: The AIC Presents Women in STEM

The coronavirus pandemic has shown the vital role that science and research have in understanding the world we live in, and helping to develop sound policy and evidence-based decisions in the face of an unprecedented situation.


Gender equality is critical to improved research and application. However, on average, only 30% of the world’s researchers are women, and women are still underrepresented as both students and employees in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Our webinar, which took place from 10 am WIB (11 am WITA, 1pm AEST) on 16 July, aimed to:

  • Introduce women who are clearing the path and providing inspiration,
  • Learn how to overcome challenges in STEM fields; and
  • Understand that study in STEM is good for a career, and good for the world.

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Our panel of expert guests


Valerina Daniel, Media & Communications Practitioner and Policy Advisor

Valerina Daniel is a journalist, environmental activist and children’s book author. She served as Advisor to the Minister of Tourism of Indonesia on Sustainable Tourism Development between 2018-2019. << Full bio

Prerana Mehta, Chief of Ecosystem Development @ AustCyber

Prerana currently serves as Chair of Ecosystem Development at AustCyber as well as the ACT Chair of the Australia Indonesia Business Council (AIBC). << Full bio

Anu Rammohan, Professor of Economics @ UWA Business School

Professor Anu Rammohan is Professor of Economics and the Associate Dean International for the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education at the University of Western Australia. << Full bio

Dr Hasnawati Saleh, PAIR Research Coordinator @ The Australia-Indonesia Centre

Dr Hasnawati Saleh is one of the founding members of the Indonesian Young Academy of Sciences and also served as Study Director for the Indonesian Academy of Sciences. << Full bio

Helen Brown, Head of Communications & Outreach @ The Australia-Indonesia Centre

Helen Brown is a former journalist and ABC Indonesia correspondent. She previously served as Digital Economy Fellow at the AIC. << Full bio

Moderator: Helen Fletcher-Kennedy, COO @ The Australia-Indonesia Centre

Helen Fletcher-Kennedy has nearly 30 years experience in operational and strategic management within the Australian higher education sector. << Full bio

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