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Friday February 07, 2020

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science is on Tuesday the 11th of February 2020, and we are theming our celebration around:

“You can’t be what you can’t see”
Marian Wright Edelman
Civil and children’s rights activist

The women of ASI are fantastic STEM role models for children their lives, particularly girls. To celebrate this important relationship, join our Twitter campaign. Snap a selfie of yourself and with your little buddy (girl or boy) this weekend, fill in the following template and tweet it out on the 11th. We’ll be sure to retweet!

"It’s the Intl Day of Women and Girls in Science. This is my little buddy,  {first name}. They love learning about {the immune system dinosaurs, aeronautics, etc}. Who’s your buddy? 
#WomeninScience #ASIWomensInitiative #IAmAnImmunologist @ASImmunology"

If you are not the child's guardian please ensure you have obtained consent to post the photo on social media.

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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 Coordinator 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!

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Our commitment to gender equity

ASI is committed to promoting gender equity and diversity at our annual meetings.

Each year, the Local Organising Committees of our annual meetings endeavour toward achieving gender parity in the speaker selection.  We're proud of what we've achieved - click here to see the progress we've made. 

Please take some time to check out our Women's Initiative page and the range of Awards we offer by clicking here.

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