The 2017 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Australian Fellows were announced at a ceremony honouring four outstanding early-career female researchers on Tuesday 31st October in Sydney.

For over ten years the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science program has supported Australian female scientists with the aim of ensuring that women are fairly represented at all levels in science.

The program looks to encourage more young women to enter the profession and to assist them once their careers are in progress.
In 2017, L’Oréal Australia is proud to announce the addition of a fourth $25,000 Australian Fellowship.

The ceremony was hosted by writer and broadcaster Charlie Pickering, himself a strong advocate for gender equality. The $25,000 Fellowships were presented by Rodrigo Pizarro, Managing Director, L’Oréal Australia & New Zealand.

The award winners included:

DR STEPHANIE SIMONDS
Discovering the link between CVD and obesity
MONASH UNIVERSITY

DR JACLYN PEARSON
Understanding the most critical contributing
factors to IBD
DOHERTY INSTITUTE

DR DEBORAH WILLIAMSON
Tackling the threat of antibacterial resistance
DOHERTY INSTITUTE

DR JACQ ROMERO
Understanding the world in quantum
UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND

Science is crucial in tackling some of the world’s most pressing issues and we need every talented mind available, be they men or women.

Source: For Women In Science