Friday, October 2, 2020

Women in STEM

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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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.
Women in STEM ambassador Lisa Harvey-Smith

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. 
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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.

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.