UNSW Women in Science Society (WISSOC) held an event on campus to celebrate International Women's Day.

Their gathering of 30 guests at The Lounge featured a Q&A forum, followed by a social brunch.

The Q&A panel featured Greens Senator, Mehreen Faruqui; Chief Scientific Officer and Co-Founder of SpeedX, Alison Todd; and PhD Candidate in UNSW Psychiatry, Raisa Islam. The three discussed their experiences as women in Science and Engineering.

A brunch followed, where guests were able to engage with one another and also network with the panel members. WISSOC was thrilled that society members could finally connect and network with their peers, and professionals in their field, in a way not possible in an online forum.

WISSOC is a UNSW society which promotes equal representation and opportunity for women in science. They aim to provide a safe place, where everyone with any interest and passion for science is welcome. The society aims to instigate change to increase diversity and equal representation of all genders within the STEMM community, and offers a wide array of services for members including a peer mentoring program.