Advancing gender equality in the context of the climate crisis and disaster risk reduction is one of the greatest global challenges of the 21st century.
The theme for International Women’s Day 2022 is, “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”, recognizing the contribution of women and girls around the world, who are leading the charge on climate change adaptation, mitigation, and response, to build a more sustainable future for all.
Gain insights from entrepreneurs who have created unique concepts to solve sustainability issues and hear about the lessons they’ve learnt along the way.
Rachael Vorwerk - FireThrive (RMIT Activator)
Rachel is Co-Founder of FireThrive and a science communicator published in Cosmos, Decision Point and CSIRO’s Double Helix magazine. Rachael also works at RMIT University at the Integrated Photonics and Applications Centre (InPAC), making the teams’ research more accessible to broader audiences.
Danielle Teychenne – FireThrive (RMIT Activator)
Danielle is Co-Founder of FireThrive and digital learning designer. Her passion lies in student-centred education that leverages human emotion, story and play to deliver meaningful experiences for learners.
Rhianna Knight - Team Timbuktu (RMIT Activator)
Rhianna is the founder of Team Timbuktu, a sustainable outdoors brand creating raincoats from recycled bottles. Rhianna built Team Timbuktu to encourage women to get outdoors, without the heavy footprint.
Acknowledgement of Country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.