Event Review: Inspirational Women in Leadership – An Afternoon Tea (Chengdu)


On the 10th of March for the International Women’s Day, Australian marine ecologist and BBC presenter Professor Emma Johnston talked about one of the world’s most biologically diverse harbours and the personal rewards and challenges of being a coastal scientist.

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. In support of IWD, AustCham West China and the British Chamber of Commerce/CBBC welcomed Professor Emma Johnston to talk about one of the world’s most biologically diverse harbours and the personal rewards and challenges of being a coastal scientist.

As the Inaugural Director of the multi-disciplinary, cross-sector Sydney Harbour Research Program, Professor Emma Johnston launched the World Harbour Project in 2014 with city partners around the globe. The Project aims to build resilient urban ports and harbours through globally integrated research and management.

Professor Emma Johnston is the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research) at the University of New South Wales, with over 100 peer reviewed publications to her name. She is a television presenter for BBC/Foxtel, and the President-Elect of Science and Technology Australia.

Mr. Mike Feakes  from the Australian Chamber, kindly introducing the International Women’s Day in Chengdu.

Ms. Emma Johnston enlighting the attendance the importance of marine biodiversity and shares her personal experiences on being a coastal scientist. 

The incredible audience, showing great interest in the various topics and sharing their own opinions amongst eachother.

This Inspirational Women in Leadership: An Afternoon Tea event hosted by AusCham in Chengdu was an absolute fantastic event, with many amazing people turning up. We would kindly like to express our appreciation and gratitude to Professor Emma Johnston for her enthusiasm and her incredible presentation, inspiring many people attending the event. Also, we would like to thank the Niccolo Chengdu Tower for hosting this even.