In early September, a Global Women in Crop Science Coffee Morning was held at Waite. The event, hosted by Dr Megan Shelden and Em. Prof Diane Mather (with sponsorship from the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine), aimed to bring women in crop science together in an informal setting to spark discussion and inspire collaboration within the South Australian crop science community.
Alongside ample time to network and chat, attendees were able to hear from a panel of women in crop science, including Dr Sunita Ramesh (Flinders University), Dr Cathrine Ingvordsen (Australian Grains Technology) and Em. Prof Diane Mather (University of Adelaide). The panel, chaired by Em. Prof Eileen Scott (University of Adelaide), discussed different career paths in crop science, with a specific focus on ‘transferable skills’ and perspectives on changing roles within crop sciences.
Congratulations to those involved in organising this invaluable event for the South Australian crop science research community.