The event brought together accomplished women from various backgrounds who shared their unique viewpoints on navigating success in ever-changing and challenging environments through effective leadership.
Panellists, in addition to Dr Tiffen, included senior members of the Afghanistan women’s football team, as well as leading legal practitioners from both Australia and the United States of America.
Reflecting on her participation, Dr Tiffen, said she was extremely happy to have had the opportunity to share her personal and professional insights at the event.
“Women in leadership positions in medical research serve as crucial role models for the upcoming generation of aspiring female scientists,” said Dr Tiffen.
“Their presence not only breaks down barriers but illuminates the path to success. It’s important to realise that you can’t be what you can’t see.”
Dr Tiffen emphasised that the most effective leadership strategy she had found was in fostering genuine engagement within her team as to the crucial work being undertaken each and every day.
“Helping the team to see how extraordinary and important their work is key,” said Dr Tiffen.
“What could be more exciting than discovering new knowledge! We constantly discuss new findings or something that might have featured in the media and think about how it might be applied to our projects. You see that motivation light up across the team and the rest just takes care of itself.”
Dr Tiffen said that the diverse panel of speakers at the Jones Day event dealt with vastly different challenges but ultimately there was a common theme of empowering women in leadership everywhere, whether that was in football, law, or science.