In this issue, we feature Professor Cobie Rudd, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Partnerships) and Vice-President at Edith Cowan University (ECU). Professor Rudd is leading gender equity in academia for ECU as part of the first pilot of the Athena SWAN Charter in Australia. She talks with us about what we can all do to bust gender bias. In our second feature article, I interview Dr Janneke Blijlevens about her journey towards an Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) A* journal acceptance. Our final feature article is from Ms Ashleigh Powell, a final year PhD student, about the intangible things she has found on her candidature journey.