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Celebrating International Women's Day 2022

14/03/2022 - Life Sciences WA celebrated International Women's Day 2022 by shining the spotlight on some of the amazing women in our Life Sciences WA community.

Over six consecutive days, we answered questions from WA high schoolers about what it means to be a woman in life sciences today.

In our first video, 16 year old Abby asks Dr Samantha South, Executive Director of Argenica Therapeutics and a Commercialisation specialist, "What is a moment in her career that she is particularly proud of?".

A career in life sciences can look different for each person. We took a peek behind the curtain with regulatory and reimbursement specialist Dr Janet Preuss of QRC Solutions. Year 12 student Bryzlyn asks "What do you do in your job on a day-to-day basis?".

Life Sciences WA is passionate about expanding young peoples' knowledge of careers in life sciences and supporting students from all walks of life to pursue their interests in the sector.

Abigail asked Silvia Piviali, a laboratory and bioprocess consultant with Sartorius and Life Sciences WA student engagement sub committee member "What is something about being a woman in science that you wish more people knew?".

Our next question is from Kristal, who asks Dr Tracey Wilkinson "What is the best piece of career advice you’ve ever been given?”. Tracey is the Director of Stakeholder Engagement WA at MTPConnect WA Life Sciences Innovation Hub and is also an experienced IP Commercialisation Manager with 13 years' experience in the MTP sector across research and tech transfer roles.

In our next video we hear from the Agriculture sector when 16 year old Abby, asks Roop Judge, Business Development and Commercialisation Manager - West at Grains Research and Development Corporation “Who is a woman in science that you admire and why?”

In this final video we show that the field of science needs people with all kinds of skills and talents! 14 year old Kristal speaks to Tina Han, Events Designer at Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research to find out more about her role in providing the creative input in medical research.



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