Women’s leadership in science and industry: 125 years on from the suffragists Event as iCalendar


26 June 2018

6 - 7:30pm

Venue: The University of Auckland Business School

Location: Owen G. Glenn Building, 12 Grafton Road, Room OGGB3

Cost: Free and open to the public

Come and hear three extraordinarily accomplished women share their personal perspectives on female leadership in science and industry.

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L-R: Dr Frédérique Vanholsbeeck, Charlotte Walshe, Distinguished Professor Margaret Brimble

Women’s leadership in science and industry: 125 years on from the suffragists
is a free event and open to the public. It will feature the University's Distinguished Professor Margaret Brimble (School of Chemical Sciences), the first New-Zealand based woman scientist to be elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of London.

She holds the Chair of Organic and Medicinal Chemistry at the University and is also a Principal Investigator in the Maurice Wilkins Centre for Molecular Biodiscovery.

Also speaking will be Dr Frédérique Vanholsbeeck, a senior researcher in Physics at the University, as well as a senior researcher with the Dodd-Walls Centre and NZ Food Safety Science & Research Centre and Ms Charlotte Walshe, CEO of Jade Software Corporation and a board member of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise.

The event pays tribute to the 125th anniversary of women winning the right to vote in New Zealand.

On 19 September, 1893, the governor, Lord Glasgow, signed a new Electoral Act into law and as a result of this landmark legislation, New Zealand became the first self-governing country in the world in which all women had the right to vote in parliamentary elections.