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.
In celebration of International Women's Day, we asked Katrina Falkner, Dean of Engineering at the University of Adelaide; Dr Rebecca Vivian of CSER; Dr Noushin Nasiri of UTS; Mitch Klenner of ANSTO; and Sarah Chapman, STEM Educator; why we need more women in STEM.
Homeward bound is a gender bias forum held on the most remote continent on earth. This year, 78 participants travelled to Antarctica to identify and combat issues facing women in STEM. We spoke to two women about how the initiative brings hope for tomorrow's female leaders.