L’Oreal awards Women in Science

At an industry event hosted by L’Oreal Australia, three talented Australian scientists were publically awarded L’Oreal Australia For Women in Science Fellowships, last Tuesday (August 23rd).

Eve McDonald-Madden, Tracy Ainsworth, Johan Berg, Sarah Clarke and Georgina Such

The L’Oreal For Women In Science Fellowship identifies outstanding women in science each year, awarding them a cash grant to continue their valuable research.

Special guest host for the night, ABC Environment and Science Reporter Sarah Clarke announced the three winners to over 100 distinguished science industry members who attended the event at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

L’Oreal, a company with science as its DNA, this year awarded its $20,000 fellowship grants to: Georgina Such, University of Melbourne, Eve McDonald-Madden, University of Queensland/CSIR and Tracy Ainsworth, James Cook University.

These three remarkable young scientists from Melbourne, Brisbane and Townsville (respectively) have been acknowledged for their outstanding research into fields which are maintaining biodiversity in the face of climate change and developing more efficient and effective therapies for disease.

“Science transforms society, and women play a meaningful role.” said Johan Berg, Managing Director of L’Oreal Australia, at the ceremony last Tuesday. “L’Oreal employs over 3,300 scientists and has this year invested $882 million into R&D, so science without a doubt, is at the heart of the L’Oreal business,” he added.

The L’Oreal For Women In Science Fellowship is a 12 year, globally recognised award run by L’Oreal in partnership with UNSECO and celebrates its 5th anniversary in Australia this year.

The L’Oreal Fellowship Award has been developed to support talented women in science, to assist them in maintaining their careers throughout the most challenging times of their lives and therefore make a positive contribution to society.

The L’Oreal Fellowship Award highlights a worldwide challenge of maintaining women in science, and operates on a parallel with other influential bodies such as UN Women Australia, the Australian Technology Network and the CSIRO.

Visit www.loreal.com.au to find out more.

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