The annual L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science awards ceremony was hosted at Café Sydney. The event honoured five outstanding early-career scientists across Australia and New Zealand, with each Fellow awarded $25,000 to help further their research.

Journalist and Media Personality, Allison Langdon, hosted the event, herself an advocate for higher participation of women in science. The Hon Julie Bishop addressed guests with a keynote speech, followed by a musical performance by Australian singer, Jessica Mauboy.

The 2019 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellows include:

• Dr. Ashleigh Hood – Geoscientist, The University of Melbourne;
• Dr. Alisa Glukhova – Structural Biologist, Monash University;
• Dr. Samantha Solon-Biet – Nutritional Biologist, The University of Sydney;
• Dr. Valerie Sung – Paediatrician, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute; and
• Dr. Yvonne Anderson – Paediatrician, University of Auckland;


• The Hon Julie Bishop and her partner, David Panton
• Allison Langdon, Journalist and Media Personality
• Jessica Mauboy, Artist
• Kate Peck, Media Personality
• Melissa Doyle, Media Personality
• Brooke Boney, Media Personality