A RRIF on a pandemic: what impact is the COVID-19 pandemic having on women in the STEM workforce?

Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering CEO Kylie Walker and Science and Technology Australia CEO Misha Schubert discuss their recent Rapid Research Information Forum (RRIF) report on the gendered impact of Covid-19 on the STEM workforce.

Misha Schubert is a visiting fellow at the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science at ANU. She is also Chief Executive Officer of Science & Technology Australia – the nation’s peak body for the science and technology sectors. She has abiding interests in science communication, strengthening the standing and impact of the professional scientific workforce, and drawing scientific expertise and evidence ever more deeply into public policy making.

Kylie Walker is CEO of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) and Chair of the Australian National Commission for UNESCO. She specialises in connecting technologists, engineers and scientists with governments, business, media and society – skills built over many years in senior federal communication and advocacy roles in the science, technology and health sectors.