Aya Leadership / Women in STEM Leadership (WISL) Workshop Series: Navigating Barriers to Leadership
April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dr Susan McGinty: Biography
Dr Susan McGinty is an award-winning scientist and highly regarded leader and leadership coach, with 25 years’ experience in STEM, Defence and National Security, who is inspired to transform the profile of leadership for women in STEM- and security-related organisations.
Susan has a PhD in Medicinal & Organic Chemistry and a Master of Leadership. Following over ten years in research, Susan spent 14 years (12 of those in leadership positions) in Defence and National Security leading a range of specialised scientific and technical teams, managing key international Defence and national security partnerships and advising on key Defence domestic and international strategic, operational and scientific policies.
Inspired by the challenges of her own leadership journey, Susan is passionate about increasing gender diversity in STEM and security leadership. As the Founder and Director of Aya Leadership, she works with women in these professions to master their leadership purpose, skills and experience through education, resources and coaching. She also works with organisations to develop strategies and deliver training to ensure they have the leaders they need now and into the future. Susan understands the challenges women in STEM and security- related professions can experience on their leadership journey, and delivers practical, actionable strategies that makes a real difference.
Susan has fifteen years’ experience in adult education, coaching and mentoring in the university, research, corporate, government and community sectors. She is an author, speaker, certified coach, certified NLP Practitioner and is accredited in the MSCEIT Emotional Intelligence Test and Strengths Profile assessment.
Susan was identified by The Australian Business Journal as one of the 20 Australian leadership experts to watch in 2021. She is a strategic partner of the Australian Women in Security Network and an Executive Member of Women in STEM Leadership.