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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.

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...

Win the ultimate STEMinist pack!

Enter our competition to go in the draw to win this awesome women in STEM prize pack valued at almost $80.
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The gender gap in tech: state of play

Computer science is still grappling with a diversity problem – here’s your low-down on the current gender gap in tech and how we can fix it.
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SEEK reports more gender diversity in recruitment since removing coding from selection criteria

Online job search platform SEEK has increased the number of women in its technology graduate recruitment program by removing coding from its selection criteria.
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Your go-to guide for careers in tech is out now!

Every high school in Australia and New Zealand will receive, free of charge, a box with 50 copies of our newest issue – Careers with STEM: Code 2019.

Study reveals climate change is the most pressing issue for girls and women

Australian girls and young women are passionate about leading the way to solve huge global problems.
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A day in the life of an ethical hacker

Trying to think like a hacker and playing Dungeons & Dragons is all in a day’s work (and play) for CBA grad Rhiannon Nee-Salvador. 

The Internet’s funniest reactions to studying from home this week

Social distancing while trying to keep up with study? Our feeds have never been so full of hilarious study from home content.

Thanks to citizen science, you can totally contribute to coronavirus research from your couch

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Defined as “public participation and collaboration in scientific research”, citizen science allows everyday people to use technology to unite towards a common goal – from the comfort of their homes.

6 pandemic-fighting STEM careers in public health

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Sometimes it takes a pandemic to remind us just how life-saving maths + health gigs can be.