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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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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. 
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Meet the educators behind the Search for the Next Tech Girl Superhero comp

From keeping families together to staying calm, there were some smart tech solutions presented at the 2019 Search for the Next Teach Girl Superhero competition.
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New online resource launched to inspire more girls into STEM

The Girls in STEM Toolkit (The GiST) launches this week. See its inspiring content and practical tools and information for students, teachers and families....

These primary school girls and their amazing app ideas are seriously inspiring

From saving seals to tackling loneliness, a wide array of clever solutions to big problems were presented at the Search for the Next Tech Girl Superhero NSW showcase in Sydney.

7 Benefits of Inspiring STEM Education in Young Girls

As automation transforms the global workforce, workers with skills in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) will be in high demand in the labor...
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We hunted down the best STEMinist merch on the Internet

With women representing just 16% of Australian STEM employees, we’re all about busting stereotypes and inspiring the next generation of young girls to look...

APR.Intern STEMfest pledges to get female talent on board – that means you!

Among the top 50 CEOs in Australia, only 3 are women and female participation in the STEM workforce remains as low as 20%. But...
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Should STEM matter to your daughter, and to you?

Funded by the Australian Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, the Girls in STEM Toolkit (aka The GiST) is a new website that features pages of inspiring and informative content aimed at students, teachers and families.

Christmas, sorted: The ultimate STEM-themed gift guide

Stumped on what to gift a fellow STEM lover? Here’s a list of fun – and easy – Christmas-winning ideas.

Keen to save our insects? Here’s how to help scientists this summer

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With the Aussie insect population declining fast, scientists are calling out for our help this summer.

STEM + wellness: 8 health apps you could work for one day

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What jobs are there in health for computer science grads? Open your phone and start with your apps.