Sisters are doing it together

Sisters are doing it together

One of the most motivating pieces of advice scientist Dr Nicola Gaston ever received was being told how to dress. It was 2012, and Gaston was leaving her job at Industrial Research Ltd to take up a lecturing post at Victoria University. She was invited to give a farewell address and discuss her scientific work. Around the same time, Gaston, president of the New Zealand Association of Scientists, was invited to attend a workshop for senior female scientists. There were two scheduled speakers: the chief executive of the Royal Society of New Zealand; and a stylist, talking about how to “dress to influence”. It got Gaston thinking about the discrimination female scientists face, and inspired her leaving speech.   Read the full story at Stuff.co.nz