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Looking for role models, mentors, speakers and generally amazing people working in science, technology, engineering and maths?

We're proud to have profiled hundreds of women in STEM combining STEM with their 'X' - their passion, interest or another field. These women in STEM represent diverse career options for young people looking to pursue a STEM career, and offer in-depth information on the individual pathways they took to get to where they are today. Email info@refractionmedia.com.au if you're interested in contacting any of the people featured in this section for mentorship or speaking opportunities.

Kimberly Valenny

President of Women in Tech
Kimberly Valenny is empowering the next gen of women in tech to chase goals and smash stereotypes

Lalitha Polamraju

IT/Arts Undergraduate
IT and Arts undergraduate Lalitha Polamraju is passionate about increasing diversity in technology and STEM

Jennifer Medbury

Cyber Security Lecturer
Jennifer Medbury’s career in intelligence and security has included roles with defence and the police force, now she teaches the next generation at ECU.

Kirsty Penney

Network Design Operative
For Kirsty Penney, a telecommunications traineeship opened the door to a rewarding career connecting Australians with high speed mobile coverage.

Liani Strauss

Client Insights Manager
Liani works as a Client Insights Manager for Faethm AI – an artificial intelligence platform that provides data on the impact of automation.

Katrina Donaghy

CEO & Co-Founder, Civic Ledger
From sociologist to entrepreneur, Katrina Donaghy, CEO and co-founder of Australian blockchain company Civic Ledger, has had a diverse career.

Veronica Corinaldi

Pavement Engineer
Inspired by Italy’s ancient infrastructure, Veronica is using her engineering skills to help people and communities across Australia

Leah Grant-Moore

Service Desk Analyst
Ex-store manager Leah Grant-Moore is kicking goals in retail 2.0

Helen Tower

Validation specialist, CSL
As a validation specialist at the Commonwealth Serum Laboratories (CSL) company Seqirus, Helen Tower is helping the Australian pharmaceutical industry cement its ability to locally manufacture life-saving vaccines.

Bonnie Anderson

Electrician
Bonnie works as a fully qualified electrician with the Fixed Plant Maintenance team at Mount Isa Mines

Christine Vinaviles

Cyber Security Graduate
Software engineer Christine Vinaviles has gone from tinkering and typing at her mum’s work, to keeping banking staff and customers safe from cyber attacks

Ruhi Pelia

Enterprise Services Graduate
A lifelong passion for tech landed Ruhi Pelia a dream gig in CBA’s Enterprise Services

Quiz: What’s your outdoor STEM career?

Outdoor STEM career
If working underwater sounds better than a 9-5 office gig, this quiz is for you!

The STEM jobs with the fastest-growing salaries: new report

salaries 2021 Australia STEM jobs
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Meet the 17-year-old entrepreneur developing the coolest study app 

Eric Rametta
Eric Rametta is setting out to change the game for students tackling multiple subjects, timetables and exams to cram for