“From inspiration at school through to developing the next entrepreneurial leaders in STEM, the Warren Centre’s Inclusion² program is designed increase young women’s participation and leadership in STEM. Partially funded under the Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship Program as part of the National Innovation and Science Agenda, Inclusion² together with help from Rare Birds is genuinely about making a difference. Today we speak with Alexandra Harrington, Chief Operating Officer of the Warren Centre to find out more!” – Fizzics Education
Alex talks about the value of The Warren Centre, what we do and how we have helped the Australian economy identify and adapt to the changing technological landscape of the global economy. She details how The Warren Centre has been at the forefront of thinking about the future of industry and society, having understood the benefits of electric cars and renewable energy many years before the concepts went mainstream. Alex describes her unique career and how she landed the position of Chief Operating Officer for The Warren Centre, with a particular emphasis on energy risk and energy efficiency in large businesses and across industries.
The main topic of the podcast is our Inclusion² program which helps women understand their educational and work choices and boosts their confidence in achieving their entrepreneurial, academic and career goals, particularly in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Listen to the podcast to understand how thinking differently about the work environment and gender equality can help the development of innovative ideas. It is through a greater diversity of ideas that more equitable and effective solutions to global problems are produced, and global growth can continue to occur.
The Warren Centre’s Inclusion² program is the first comprehensive whole of career approach to support women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Currently, female talent is being lost at every stage of the STEM pipeline. In this period of rapid technological change, society requires innovative and adaptive STEM solutions delivered by a diverse cohort of industry leaders. Inclusion² is a multi-tiered program addressing the barriers to diversity in STEM from school to senior executive. This project received grant funding from the Australian Government.