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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 WISE campaign: Women in STEM at Murdoch University

Women in science and engineering are often hard to find. Murdoch University's WISE Campaign Women in STEM day saw prominent women in science encouraging girls in STEM to become future female scientists and female engineers. Year 9 student Kamilla Pal reports on her experience with the WISE Campaign Women in STEM.

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!
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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...
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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...
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QUIZ: Which famous woman in STEM are you?

These famous female scientists, mathematicians and engineers deserve more credit than they've been given. Take the quiz to see, which famous woman in STEM are you?

How STEM employers can be more inclusive to staff with disabilities

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

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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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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VIDEO: The gender gap in STEM starts as young as 9 years old

Only 16% of Australian STEM professionals are women... but, why? Statistics from the Office of the Australian Chief Scientist show that that the gender...
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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.

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.
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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.

From the navy to cyber security: 5-minute Q&A

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Interested in a career in cyber security? We chatted to Nicholas Desilas who studied a Cert IV in engineering at TAFE before spending 10 years in the navy and now has a successful career in the cyber security industry, as Strategic Relationship Representative at global cyber security leader, Palo Alto Networks.

16 quick career challenges to tick off these school holidays

Bored yet? There are loads of quick, easy things you can do for your career these school holidays.

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.