WiTWA & UWA Movie Night: Picture a Scientist

March 24, 2021 @

Described as “Quietly Devastating” and “Confronting”, PICTURE A SCIENTIST chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights.

If you ‘ve ever wondered why female scientists are still a minority, this eye-opening documentary sheds light on the personal histories on these 3 women of science. Be warned, some of their experiences are quite confronting and explicit shows of harassment and gender bias.

Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we encounter scientific luminaries – including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists – who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.

With many thanks to the University of Western Australia, for sponsoring the venue and screening of the movie, as well as the Western Australian Museum as supporting Partner. Whilst the movie itself is free, we have packaged networking, light food and drinks, as well as our mini-mentoring program into the event and have costed this into the ticket price.


5:30 Networking, Canapes, Drinks

6:00 Picture a Scientist Screening

7:30 Post Movie Networking, Canapes, Drinks

8:00 Event Ends

Please note that due to the use of unsavoury language, we suggest that this event is for over 18’s only.

Mini Mentors / Mentees

We are excited to offer our “Mini Mentor” program as part of our event. Our “Mini Mentor” program offers those who are attending the event to also build their network by volunteering as either a mentor or a mentee.

If you want to participate as a mentor or mentee simply purchase a Mentor or Mentee ticket to this event.

Join WiTWA

Want to stay up to date with the latest on what’s happening at WiTWA? Become a member to receive invites to our upcoming events, hear about our annual WiTWA Tech [+] awards, and get news about all things tech [+].

It’s free, and you can opt out at any time!