Women empowerment shown by selecting six women for leadership
They have been made companions by Royal Society Te Aparangi.
Six women have been selected for leadership and sustained contributors to science and humanities. These women have been working tirelessly in the areas of nutrition, science education, science communication and the history of science, social sciences, dementia research and New Zealand history. They have been made companions by Royal Society Te Aparangi.
They are known as Wendy Fleming, Dr Jennifer McMahon, Dame Claudia Orange, Associate Professor Robin Peace, Jennifer Pollock and Associate Professor Rebecca Priestly. The Society’s Council is pleased to be able to recognise the significant impact and sustained efforts each has made were the words of Wendy Larner.
Wendy Fleming has been elected as a companion in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the promotion of dementia research in New Zealand. Dr, Jennifer Mc Mahon has been elected a companion for the major contributions she has made to health research and to aiding disadvantaged populations worldwide.
Similarly, Associate Professor Robin Peace has been elected for her eminent and sustained contribution to the promotion and advancement of the social sciences in New Zealand. Dame Claudia Orange for her long and distinguished record of service to the humanities, Jennifer Pollock for exceptional leadership, Rebecca Priestly for her work of more than 25 years to promote and communicate science were the areas where they were being selected.