Talking Science with Nicole Fetchet


  During the month of August we have been celebrating women in science and technology. We know it’s the last day of August but we just wanted to sneak one more in. Nicole Fetchet worked as an Industrial Chemist before running away to join the Questacon Science Circus. Now she will be heading off on a research trip to Antarctica as part of Homeward Bound, an amazing initiative bringing together women in STEM leadership from all over the world. We caught up with her over a drink to talk all things science. Here is what she told us:   ‘I… Continue Reading

Talking Science with Dr Erin Walsh


  Have you ever noticed that there always seems to be a handful of ‘iconic’ people on a university campus? You know the type: someone whom everybody knows and recognises even if they have never had a class with them. When I studied science at the Australian National University (ANU) there was such a person. She was affectionately dubbed ‘Yellow Girl’ and as you may have guessed, she made herself conspicuous by dressing solely in the colour yellow. So iconic was she that I even heard her mentioned on the radio earlier in the year when, during O Week, discussion… Continue Reading

Shirty Science


  From the 12 – 20th of August it is National Science Week: a whole week (quite a long one you will notice) dedicated to celebrating science. We love science here at Leiden so we thought that instead of just celebrating the wonder of science for just one week we would dedicate the month of August to celebrating women in science. To get the ball rolling we chatted with Madison Hartill-Law who is not only kicking butt in her science career but has also developed an initiative that brings together science and fashion.   Leiden What initially drew you to… Continue Reading

The Women’s Collective


As always, lots of exciting things are happening in Canberra. One of the most exciting things to happen this weekend is the launch of The Women’s Collective website and online directory. The Women’s Collective is a kick-ass community made up of women who are either in business or have a dream of starting one. Until now the Collective has created a place where entrepreneurs and professionals can collaborate, exchange knowledge and celebrate success through its social media channels and events. However, after the launch of a brand spanking new site, this vision can now been shared with a wider audience… Continue Reading