Charles Sturt University Athena Swan- Intersectionality Webinar with Dr Cate Thomas & Dr Colleen Macmillan

What is Intersectionality? How does Intersectionality enable us to identify and address institutional barriers to meaningful Equity Diversity and Inclusion? How do we plan for inclusion in an increasingly complex world where diversity and inclusion are at the forefront of best practice as both a workplace and educational environment? Join Dr Cate Thomas and Dr Colleen Macmillan to develop an understanding of intersectionality. Learn how to use an Intersectional lens in planning frameworks for recognition of strengths and challenges in diversity and community engagement to enhance equity and develop skills enable greater inclusion of diversity in practice.

Dr Colleen P. MacMillan of CSIRO Agriculture & Food Dr Colleen MacMillan is the inaugural CSIRO Agriculture and Food Inclusion and Diversity (I&D) Initiative Lead. The I&D initiative was launched in 2016, with a specific focus of inclusion of diversity for science, impact, and people. She has led the creation and implementation of an I&D strategy, and underpinning actions, together with an I&D leadership team. She is also an inaugural and a long-standing member of CSIRO’s SAGE Self-Assessment Team, and the SAGE ACT Regional Network. Colleen completed a PhD in crop molecular biology and physiology through the University of Melbourne (2004). Since then she has researched agricultural crop secondary cell walls and their uses for biodegradable renewable plant-based industries and commodities. She is a Senior Research Scientist in the CSIRO Cotton Biotechnology Group, based in Canberra. Email: colleen.macmillan@csiro.auWeb: Twitter handle: @colleenmac3 Brought to you by The Athena Swan Project Charles Sturt University

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