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International Day of Women and Girls in Science

February 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Every February, the United Nations observes the International Day of Women and Girls in
Science, noting that science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the
internationally agreed development goals.

Join with colleagues across the country for this special online event, hosted by CSIRO Staff Association.

From 1pm AEDT (duration one hour)
Wednesday 21 February 2024
Visit www.csirostaff.org.au/events/2024/01/29/women-and-girls-in-science-2024

Dr Jess Melbourne-Thomas is a Transdisciplinary Researcher and Knowledge Broker, and
leads the Marine Socio-ecological Systems Team in the Sustainable Marine Futures Program
with CSIRO Environment in Hobart. Awarded Tasmanian Australian of the Year in 2020,
Jess is also one of Science and Technology Australia’s first 30 Superstars of STEM.

Jess co-founded the Homeward Bound project, which took the largest ever all female
expedition on a leadership journey to Antarctica in 2016, and was a Lead Author for the
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2019 Special Report on the Oceans and
Cryosphere in a Changing Climate.

This Women in Science event is proudly brought to you by CSIRO Staff Association members.
The union protects and progresses the interests of members and advocates for CSIRO and


February 21
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm