Stories are my superpower

Date & time: 10–11am 8 June 2017, AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time)
Location: Finkel Lecture Theatre, John Curtin School for Medical Research
Speakers: Kylie Walker

Authentic story-telling has the power to transform the lives of individuals, and to shift vast systems and stereotypes for the better.

Told well and from the heart, stories can banish shame, give voice to the voiceless, foster equality, and provide vision and inspiration.

A life-long story-teller and a passionate campaigner for gender equity, Kylie will share how she uses story-telling to change the game and empower both herself and others.

More about the speaker

Kylie Walker is CEO of Science & Technology Australia and co-Chair of the National Research and Innovation Alliance. With more than 20 years experience in strategy, media and federal political advocacy.

Kylie specialises in engaging new audiences with science and technology. She advocates for more than 60,000 scientists and technologists, and runs programs and events to elevate the role, reputation and impact of science and technology.

Kylie manages initiatives including Science meets Parliament, the Parliamentary Friends of Science, and Science meets Business, and is the creative force behind the new national gender equity program, Superstars of STEM. Passionate about empowering women, she’s also a Director of the ACT Domestic Violence Crisis Service.

In previous roles, Kylie’s science explainer website connected people of all ages with senior researchers across the STEM disciplines. She's also broken big news and created successful national public education and political campaigns on issues including immunisation, climate change, and vital research infrastructure.

This is an initiative of the CPMS Access and Equity Committee and the CMBE Gender Equity Committee.


Julia Sharwood

Telephone: 6125 6029