The ASI Women's initiative aims to involve all ASI members in promoting equal treatment of immunologists based on merit. Gender equity can only increase ASI's research productivity and competitiveness. Our focus is to improve career opportunities for female immunologists, particularly those who lack formal and informal mentoring support and recognition of success.
We provide a mentorship program and discussion forum to reduce the problems associated with the isolation often felt by female immunologists. We also maintain a publicly available and searchable database of female immunologists appropriate for consideration as invited speakers or chairs at conferences and courses.
If you wish to become a mentor for female immunologists, please click here
If you are female, and wish to be assigned a mentor, please click here
Finally, we recognise the need to celebrate success and encourage recognition – this website will feature news and events that promote success by female immunologists.
Film and Television
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A short documentary which celebrates female scientists and looks at why women are still so under-represented in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics). Duration 13.35 mins
Women in Science in the news!
Congratulations to Ros Kemp! Award for mentoring females in Science 2015
Dr Roslyn Kemp from the University of Otago has been named this year’s winner of the Association for Women in the Sciences (AWIS) Miriam Dell Award, for her work inspiring female immunologists across Australasia. FIND OUT MORE
Teaching excellence citation for Ros Kemp
Congratulation to ASI's own Ros Kemp for receiving an Award for Sustained Excellence in Tertiary Teaching 2015. Ros is currently ASI's NZ branch Councillor and Women's initiative representative.
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