Aotearoa New Zealand is a recognised leader in many fields of STEM despite its small size. We’re a nation of innovators; science and engineering allow us to thrive far from the rest of the world. Our economy is dependent on STEM-based industries – from agriculture and biotechnology, to information technology and manufacturing – and we are guardians of unique natural environments, biodiversity and culture.
On behalf of the International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists (INWES), the Association for Women in the Sciences (AWIS) and Engineering New Zealand are delighted to have the opportunity to share our stories of women in science and engineering with the world through ICWES19 (the 19th International Conference for Women Engineers and Scientists), and are excited to invite others to share their expertise while exploring our shores.
ICWES19 aims to encourage, support, and advocate for greater gender diversity within traditionally male-dominated STEM career pathways. The conference celebrates and welcomes greater representation of women, non-binary people, and other minority gender identities within STEM, as well as those who advocate for greater diversity.