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.

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.
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QUIZ: What’s your STEMinist score?

Only 16% of Australia's STEM qualified workforce are women. How informed are you about the gender gap in STEM? Take our quiz to find out.
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Women who want to study engineering at UTS will now get 10 extra ATAR...

We asked four women in engineering what they thought about the move by UTS to add 10 points to the ATAR score of women who want to study engineering, and this is what they said
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Battle of The Bachelor’s STEMinists: civil vs chemical engineering, explained

It’s no secret that we’ve been crushing on bachelor Matt Agnew’s epic astrophysics-turned-data-science career since the Ten series started, but it’s the female contestants...
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Women in STEM earn 16% less than men: closing the gender pay gap

The gender pay gap is wider in STEM than the rest of the workforce, according to new survey results: experts describe what needs to happen to close the gap.
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We need more girls in tech! (And how you can be part of the...

Sally-Ann Williams has worked in tech for over 10 years – and often finds she’s the only woman in the room. But it’s time for a change, she says
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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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Study shows little gender difference in maths and science at school

A study of the school grades of more than 1.6 million students has shown that girls and boys perform similarly in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects.
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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?

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.