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Professor Lidia Morawska is women in science goals

Professor Lidia Morawska

This week, Australian Professor Lidia Morawska from QUT was announced as a Laureate for the 2023 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Program… And we’re cheering!

Professor Lidia Morawska won for her outstanding contributions to scientific research in the field of air pollution and its impact on human health and the environment – and scored a very cool $165,000 to further her research.

On being named a Laureate, Lidia says, “I am deeply honoured to receive this prestigious award. The recognition of my research on air pollution and its impact on human health and the environment by L’Oréal and UNESCO is a testament to the importance of addressing this pressing global issue. I am committed to continuing my work and driving positive change in the field of air quality, and I hope to inspire more women to pursue scientific careers.”

Learn more about Lidia’s epic STEM career and scientific research here.

Why awards are awesome

Image © Nicolas Gouhier

The L’Oréal-UNESCO Global For Women in Science Awards are super important because they’re all about celebrating and empowering female scientists all over the world. It’s their 25th anniversary this year, and for 25 years they’ve been honouring five brilliant women scientists from different regions of the world for their incredible achievements and contributions to scientific advancement.

Marnie Carroll, Chief Corporate Affairs & Engagement Officer at L’Oréal Australia & New Zealand says, “Over the past quarter-century, this program has raised the profiles of more than 4,100 exceptional women scientists and recognised the excellence of 127 Laureates through financial rewards and media exposure. We are proud to support and promote women-led scientific research, as it plays a vital role in highlighting the pressing societal challenges we face today.

She also recognised that the Laureates serve as role models for future generations, giving young girls the confidence to pursue scientific excellence.

Here at Careers with STEM, we also know the importance and significance of role models. If you can see it, you can be it! That’s why we have a whole section dedicated to women in STEM. We’re SO proud to have profiled hundreds of women in STEM combining STEM with their ‘X’ – their passion, interest or another field. 

Women in STEM role models

Below, we’ve shared a small selection of our inspiring profiles. Check out our Women in STEM page to see them all.

Raya Tasnim is a silicon irradiations engineer at ANSTO.




Asli Yoruk is a data scientist at Commonwealth Bank.


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