Women in Science and Industry panel discussion

02 September 2016

Last week, the Undergraduate Women in Science Network (UWIS) presented the Women in Science and Industry panel discussion.

Featuring Erin Wansborough, Florina Halasan and ex-University of Auckland students Emily Harvey and Arti Patel, the event was very well attended and offered plenty of inspiration to undergraduates, postgraduates and staff alike.

Each speaker gave us a brief overview of her education and work experience to date, including her path into industry. The panel also tackled questions from the audience and offered invaluable advice on everything from job applications and CVs, to how to stand out in a male-dominated workplace. 

A huge ‘thank you’ to the students of UWIS, and Claire Postlethwaite and Anna Barry from the Department of Mathematics for organising the event, and Te Pūnaha Matatini for its sponsorship.

A special ‘thank you’ to Erin Wansborough of Callaghan Innovation, who stepped in at the last minute to replace her colleague Diana Siew, who was unable to attend.

To find out more about the Undergraduate Women in Science Network, check out their Facebook page, or email UWIS@auckland.ac.nz.

Women in Science: Erin Wansborough, Florina Halasan, Emily Harvey and Arti Patel