Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea AM (IMNIS Executive Director, Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering)

Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea is a scientist, executive and entrepreneur. She is Executive Director of the Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS) with the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, and co-founder & CEO of Women in STEMM Australia. Dr Evans-Galea is an internationally recognised biomedical researcher, consultant and STEM advocate. Strongly committed to empowering early- and mid-career researchers, Marguerite mentors students, fellows and faculty, and was Founding Chair of the EMCR Forum with the Australian Academy of Science. Dr Evans-Galea has received an Australian Leadership Award, is an inductee & Ambassador with the Victorian Honour Roll of Women, and in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours, was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to women in STEMM as an advocate and a role model.

Sarah Hayward (IMNIS Project Officer, Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering)

Sarah Hayward is the IMNIS Project Officer and provides support to the Executive Director. Sarah also assists with event organisation, online communications, contract management, reporting and general enquiries. Sarah has significant experience in the service and sales industry, as well as experience as a clinical assistant and receptionist in a busy orthodontic centre. With strong communication and administrative skills, Sarah joined IMNIS team in 2017. She has the ability to problem-solve and adapt in high pressure situations. She is a fast-learner and an excellent team player who demonstrates a high level of independence and initiative. Sarah also studies science and engineering, and understands the challenges and rewards related to STEM careers.