GETCO2 International Women’s Day Series: Dr Eloise Larsen

Our International Women’s Day 2024 Series celebrates GETCO2’s trailblazer women in Science. Meet these talented and hard-working women and be inspired by their advice for others hoping to excel in their careers.

Eloise Larsen

Eloise Larsen

Dr Eloise Larsen is the Chief Operations Officer at GETCO2. She has a research background in microbiology focusing on water resources management and water quality. Prior to her current role, Eloise was the Centre Manager at UQ Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation and has worked as Project Manager at the Australian Centre for Water and Environmental Biotechnology at the University of Queensland, Research Portfolio Manager at the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities and also held positions at SEQWater, QUT and Griffith University.

What are you most proud of in your career?

When I was young I thought I could have it all! I learnt over time that ‘having it all’ takes compromise & hard work, which luckily I’m not afraid of! I was always curious to try different things in my career & my path has not always been clear.  On IWD, I’m proud that I’ve managed to forge my own way while adapting to changing family responsibilities.

What do you love most about your research/job/studies? 

I love working with inspirational people. And I love science that has tangible impact. I feel my current role as COO of GETCO2 is a dream job – I get to work with the best minds on mitigating a problem that has global scale.

What is your advice for other women to excel in their careers?

Find those people who have faith in you. Constantly learn from the people around you & help each other to achieve life & career goals.

The campaign theme for International Women’s Day 2024 is ‘Count Her In: Invest in Women. Accelerate Progress‘. How do we invest in women in research and science?

In my career I have often been in situations where I’m the ‘only woman in the room’. It’s difficult to navigate the culture in these situations & stay true to yourself. I want our Centre to create a scaffold for the realisation of talent so that women are supported, not just to enter STEM but to stay in STEM!

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