ASI Women’s Initiative
The ASI Women’s Initiative aims to involve all ASI members in promoting gender equity in the immunological community, as gender equity can only increase ASI’s research productivity and competitiveness.
Our focus is to improve career opportunities for women within immunology, particularly those who lack formal and informal mentoring support, and enhance the recognition of successes for women within our community.
The ASI Women’s Initiative was first constituted in 2014, driven by Roslyn Kemp and Barbara Fazekas de St Groth, and it has benefited from the sustained and enthusiastic support of the ASI Executive then and since.
- Promote women within ASI
- Support women within ASI
- Highlight the successes of women within ASI
- Collate and relay key information addressing gender equity in science
KEY INITIATIVES TO SUPPORT THESE OBJECTIVES:
We aim to support the diverse needs of the ASI community and recognise diverse gender expression- specifically, anyone that identifies as a woman is intended to benefit from and welcome to apply for the Women’s Initiative programs.
To highlight the profiles and successes of ASI women
On the International Day of Women and Girls in Science- the 11th of February 2019- the ASI Women’s Initiative launched #ASIWomensInitiative. Using this hashtag in combination with #IAmAnImmunologist on Twitter, we will profile women and their successes within the immunological community in Australia and New Zealand.
If you, or someone you know, has had a recent major win- a successful grant or Fellowship, a major paper, a high-profile presentation, media coverage- we would love to share that with the ASI community on social media. So let us know! Please email Gabriela Khoury, ASI Social Media Manager ([email protected]) if you have some great news about ASI women that you want to share or if you are interested in being profiled for #IAmAnImmunologist.
To see information on our celebrated ASI women, please search for #ASIWomensInitiative on Twitter!