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Dr Alisa Glukhova

Structural biologist
Dr Glukhova is investigating the molecular behaviour that’s responsible for causing disease, such as cancer.

Dr Valerie Sung

Paediatrician and postdoctoral research fellow
L’Oréal--UNESCO For Women in Science fellow, Dr Valerie Sung, is using her STEM smarts to improve the lives of children with congenital hearing loss.  

Dr Samantha Solon-Biet

Nutritional biologist
Samantha works as a nutritional biologist, investigating maternal nutrition and its intergenerational influence on obesity and metabolic disorders.  

Dr Ashleigh Hood

Geoscientist and lecturer
Dr Ashleigh Hood is a L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science fellow and has a killer career as a geologist.

Professor Amanda Leach

Microbiologist
From a degree in agricultural science to becoming a celebrated science leader, Amanda has overcome many challenges as a woman in STEM

Dr Muneera Bano

Senior Lecturer, Deakin University
Dr Muneera Bano overcame cultural prejudice to achieve her dreams of an education – and is determined to help others overcome gender stereotypes too.

Maru Nihoniho

Founder and Managing Director, Metia Interactive
Maru Nihoniho took the long route to her career in gaming – but now she’s considered one of the most influential people in the industry.

Hannah Craighead

Software Engineer
Hannah Craighead studied engineering at NZ’s Victoria University of Wellington before landing a killer gig working for Google in London.

Kathy Zhu

Security engineer
For her day job, Kathy Zhu detects cyber criminals’ attempts to hack Google

Kasvi Luthra

Information Security Analyst
Books and movies inspired Kasvi to pursue a career in tech – but she’s found the reality is even better than fiction

Hinerangi Edwards

Director, AATEA Solutions
Hinerangi Edwards says technology lets Maori people raise children in community and can also be used to enhance kids’ connections to language and culture.

Genevieve Richards

Machine Learning Engineer
From stacks of study and a summer internship to a graduate gig at CBA, machine learning engineer Genevieve Richards has made the most of her career opportunities.

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