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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.

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.
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Career advice from the coolest women in tech

Are you a woman thinking about getting into computer science (CS)? We hit up the female staff behind Google Photos for a major pathway pep talk.
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Tech bias puts millions at risk of unemployment, unfair treatment

Millions of young Australians risk missing out on employment opportunities and economic independence because of their gender and tech bias, says Australia's first Women...
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This Aussie tech start up is telling STEM stories and we’re all for it

Aussie tech start-up Faethm has launched the first of what it says will be a series of mini-documentaries telling the stories of people working...

Mining 2.0: Inside the tech of tomorrow’s mines

Tomorrow’s miners won’t be swinging pickaxes in 46 degrees Celsius, they’ll be combining digital tech, maths, science and data skills in cool, NASA-style control rooms.

5 tips to help you ace your written STEM assignments

There's no mystery about how to improve your grades. The same steps apply to all assignments to ensure the work you produce is as good as it can be.

The clever country: how engineers are designing smarter cities

Thanks to engineers, the cities of the future will be smarter, safer and more sustainable.