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Women represent just 16% of Australians with STEM qualifications – and research shows that unconscious bias and stereotypes influence us from as young as nine years old.

Below, you can browse our coverage of the gender gap in STEM – or head to our women in STEM profile archive for hundreds of stories of inspiring women smashing stereotypes with awesome careers in science, technology, engineering and maths.

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Women in engineering day myth busters

Women in engineering bust common myths and stereotypes persisting about their exciting careers
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Why aren’t there more women in space?

Why aren't there more women in space? In many ways, women are ideal astronauts - but the world of space has been designed for men.
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Drone careers that fly for girls

Want a career that flies? Dr Karen Joyce from She Maps talks us through the amazing opportunities in drone careers, from conservation to construction.

How STEM employers can be more inclusive to staff with disabilities

Tips and tricks when including people with disabilities in STEM organisations.

STEM girls to help make iso life easier

UTS and Tech Girls are partnering to host a Girls in STEM Design Challenge. Girls in Years 5-8 are invited to the full-day, free online event this Wednesday. The challenge? Come up with ways to help improve our lives while social distancing!

Get across Australia’s STEM stats this International Women’s Day

Despite promising new data, gender inequality in the workforce is still very real, and nowhere is it more urgent than in STEM. 
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I walked 1200km in the outback to track huge lizards. Here’s why

There are 60,000 abandoned mines in Australia. How do we restore them so that animals return? A researcher's epic fieldwork project could help us find out

The importance of keeping science inclusive

5 ways to smash heteronormative STEM stereotypes.

Meet 15 women smashing stereotypes in nuclear science

We asked the female staff at ANSTO about the importance of diversity in science.

Career insights from the coolest women in nuclear science

We hit up the female staff behind ANSTO for a major pathway pep talk.
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Fresh skills people: tech jobs at WooliesX

Meet three women working in cool tech roles at WooliesX – the young, digital-savvy face of one of Australia's oldest retail businesses
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Fighting antibiotic resistance is a full time STEM job

The war against antibiotic resistance requires some serious revision, says Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2009) laureate Ada Yonath.

So, you want a next-gen data science gig? Live Webinar recording

So, you wanna kickstart a future-focused data science career? Hear from three real-life STEM professionals busting myths and swapping pathway stories.

Want to do a STEM degree at uni? Here are 8 things you need to know

Making the leap from school to uni is exciting but can be a steep learning curve. To help you get into the swing of things, we’ve put together this handy guide.

Extreme close-ups: Microscopic clips to make you squirm

The Nikon Small World in Motion competition is hands down the coolest comp in science.