Commencing in 2013, ‘Adelaide Women’ aims to empower women to take on greater leadership roles within the University. It builds participant’s leadership skills and capabilities through the completion of leadership diagnostic tools, tailored learning workshops, individual coaching and participation in a shadowing program. Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Mike Brooks was Diane’s ‘Shadow Leader’.
Professor Mather is Deputy Head of School (Research) in the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine and the J.A.T. Mortlock Chair of Crop Improvement here at the Waite. She and her group conduct molecular genetic research in crop plants, especially wheat and barley.
“This program helped us identify and understand our own unique strengths and learn how we can use them to best effect in our work,” Diane said of the program.