Gender equity and diversity – innovating during a pandemic
Attracting women and girls to STEMM is a shared responsibility. For Dr Wafa El-Adhami, it was her parents who first took on that role. They wanted to give their six children the education that they missed out on.
Born and raised in Kuwait Dr El Adhami’s passion for science was also sparked by Jacque Cousteau in his pioneering TV series The Undersea World.
For the past four and half years Dr El Adhami has been leading the Science in Australia Gender Equity initiative, more commonly known as SAGE.
In this episode of the SAGE Think Difference podcast, Dr El Adhami reflects on her own career and discusses the impact and future of SAGE, as it transitions to a national program in the midst of a pandemic.