The researcher behind the creation of the world's first bionic bra is the keynote speaker at Illawarra Women in Business conference day

Keynote speaker: Prof Julie Steele will talk about her work creating the world's first bionic bra at IWIB Conference Day & Expo at Sage Hotel.
Keynote speaker: Prof Julie Steele will talk about her work creating the world's first bionic bra at IWIB Conference Day & Expo at Sage Hotel.

Illawarra Women in Business is holding its annual conference day and expo next week.  IWIB director Glenda Papac said the October 20 event will feature University of Wollongong’s Professor Julie Steele and Natalie McLean as speakers. 

Professor Julie Steele interview on In The Loop

Prof Steele is the founder and director of the Biomechanics Research Laboratory and Breast Research Australia (BRA) and has been transforming bra design to develop the world’s first bionic bra. She works with intelligent materials that can automatically tighten or relax to provide the right amount of support at the right time. There is also panel of award winning businesswomen such as Lauren Buhagiar, of Active Property Conveyancing, Diana Foye, of Foye Legal, and Sarah Nolen, of Birdblack Design.

The day will support Mission Australia’s work in the Illawarra.