On Thursday 20 April in Sydney, Dr Foley gave a speech titled "Pursuing personal and professional transformation at university" as part of the University of Sydney Union's Distinguished Speaker Series. 

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On Friday 24 March 2023 in Brisbane, Dr Foley delivered a speech titled "Science for advanced economic development" at the ADC Forum's Australian Leadership Retreat.

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Dr Foley delivered a speech titled "Quantum in action" at Quantum Australia 2023 on Tuesday 21 February 2023 in Sydney.

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As thousands of Australian children walk back through the school gates, I can’t help wondering how many will go on to become the next generation of scientists, researchers, innovators and STEM teachers. 

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Dr Foley addressed the Quantum World Congress in Washington DC, where she discussed Australia’s quantum ambition and activity, including the benefits of international collaboration. Australia was an early investor in quantum research and is now a global quantum leader, with a strong commitment to accelerate this set of technologies.

Cathy Foley is Quantum world congress

Dr Foley delivered the 2022 Patricia Kailis Women of Achievement address titled "Looking beneath the surface – finding leadership within" on Tuesday 15 November 2022 to the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce in Perth.

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Dr Foley delivered the Butters Oration to the Engineers Australia ACT branch titled "Realising success in the emerging industries: The role of leadership" on Tuesday 8 November 2022 in Canberra at the National Press Club.

Butters Oration November 2022

Dr Foley delivered a keynote address to the Australian Rare Earth Conference titled "Getting down to Earth" on Tuesday 1 November 2022. The speech noted the challenges of unlocking the full potential of the rare earths industry in Australia.

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Australia's Chief Scientist, Dr Cathy Foley, delivered a keynote presentation on the science that's shaping our future to the Institute of Public Administration Australia in Canberra on Wednesday 12 September.

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On Tuesday 4 October 2022, Dr Foley was honoured to receive an honourary Doctor of Laws at the Monash University Faculty of Science graduation ceremony.

Dr Cathy Foley receives an honorary Doctor of Laws at Monash University