Each Wednesday we interview women in our community about innovation and what drives them to make a difference in their industries everyday!
What are you working on?
A project called Shirty Science that gets artists and scientists together to come up with shirt designs that represent their research. The shirts are then showcased in exhibitions and sold online. The aim of Shirty Science is to use collaboration to promote the amazing scientific research happening in Australia. While also trying to rid the world of nerdy science pun shirts.
Why is innovation important to you?
If you aren’t happy with how things are currently you have the ability to innovate and change the outcome.
This change can be minor or world changing but what is important is that you saw a space where you can make a difference and are using all your skills to improve it.
What drives you to make a difference?
Seeing someone else get excited by what you have created.
Right now Shirty Science hasn’t made a huge difference, but I believe the potential is there. The project has generated a great supportive group who believe it is a great idea and this motivates me to keep pushing the project further.
Do you have any advice for getting more women into the innovation ecosystem?
Just give it a go and don’t be afraid to seek advice.
You may have an idea or a project that you are growing and building on your own but when you reach a hurdle don’t be afraid to reach out to the entrepreneurship community. More often then not someone has hit the same hurdle as you or could offer some really helpful advice.