Quantum Women has been established as a professional network of current and rising women leaders in quantum technology in Australia. Its vision is to see every woman working in quantum tech and quantum-adjacent fields achieve their full professional potential.
The Sydney launch event featured three distinguished quantum leaders: Founder & CEO of Silicon Quantum Computing Michelle Simmons, Head of School of Physics at UNSW Prof. Susan Coppersmith, and Principal Researcher at Microsoft Maja Cassidy. Each spoke about their experience building a career in quantum tech/science and shared captivating and inspirational personal stories.
The quantum race is well underway. In the coming decades, advances in quantum technology research and commercial applications will usher in extraordinary opportunities for productivity improvement, economic growth, and job creation.
New discoveries will have profound implications in virtually every sector of our society and economy. This revolutionary technology is today finding its way from academic theory and scientific labs to corporate board rooms as businesses explore commercial use cases and algorithms that address computationally complex business problems.
Despite significant advances for women in employment in the past 60 years, a large under-representation of women in the areas of quantum science, technology, engineering, and mathematics remains. Increasing women’s representation in science and technology, across all levels of the corporate ladder, is critical in continuing to drive meaningful creativity and innovation.
Quantum Women will help propel women into positions of leadership and power in Quantum Technology and related STEM fields by elevating their voices, empowering to influence change for themselves and others, and preparing them for leadership roles.
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