The Women in Science Enquiry Network Inc (WiSENet) was established in 1987 to increase women’s participation in the sciences and to link people in different branches of science and those working towards a more participatory and socially useful science.
At a Special General Meeting held in November 2014 the members of WiSENet voted in favour of the proposal “that WiSENet merges with Women in Science AUSTRALIA under the name Women in Science AUSTRALIA.” Women in Science AUSTRALIA is an incorporated group which aims to connect women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) including health and medicine, across every professional sector – education, research, industry, academia and government – regardless of their profession. The Women in Science AUSTRALIA website (https://womeninscienceaust.org/) includes a number of interesting blog posts written by prominent Australian scientists.
The merger between WiSENet and Women in Science AUSTRALIA was finalized at the end of 2015. To ensure continuity following the merger, three members of the WiSENet executive committee will join the Women in Science AUSTRALIA Executive Committee, two as affiliates. Over the next two years key WiSENet programmes including the Diana Temple lecture and the Graduate Women Victoria bursary will be promoted by Women in Science AUSTRALIA and the programs continued.
Members of the outgoing WiSENet executive committee encourage you to register on the Women in Science AUSTRALIA website and join/follow Women in Science AUSTRALIA’s social media activity in order to continue participating in an ongoing dialogue about issues relevant to women in science.