This is WiSETI's flagship annual event where a distinguished woman scientist is invited to speak about her life and work. One of the aims of the Lecture is to highlight the issues that particularly affect women in STEM and contribute to low retention rates in these subjects. The Annual Lecture speakers explore how these issues impacted on them personally and discuss approaches to managing obstacles and overcoming them. This popular and well-attended event is hosted by the Vice-Chancellor and provides an opportunity for networking both before and after the lecture.
The Lecture is sponsored by Schlumberger Gould Research Center, a longstanding collaborator both in research and women in science initiatives.