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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.

Greta Stephensen

High school student
Greta Stephensen won an Indigenous STEM Student Award in recognition of her passion for engineering.

Zoe Ghani

Director of product
Zoe Ghani found her dream job at the intersection between tech and fashion.

Mia Alexiou

Director, Subsymbolic Software
Mia Alexiou studied cognitive and computer science before launching her own consultancy.

Toni James

Graduate software engineer
Toni James spent 15 years in the snowboard industry before changing careers and skilling up in computer science.

Lucy McDonald

Insights analyst
Lucy McDonald uses her skills in analytics to help people solve business problems.

Tara McIntosh

Google researcher
Tara McIntosh took her PhD in computer science on to a research career in Melbourne and Seattle, and then to Google!

Livia Lam

Innovation solutions manager
Livia Lam brings people together to create smart ideas.

Sara Schaare

Software engineer
Sara Schaare uses software engineering at Google Maps to help you find your way around.

Liz Broderick

Business and social change innovator
Liz Broderick hopes her story will help you discover your own passion.

Nathalia Tan

Cloud computing technologist
Nathalia Tan's unique skill set helped her find the perfect job.

Rhea Barnett

Space physicist
Studying physics took Rhea Barnett on an unexpected adventure.

Monika Markowska

Palaeo-environmental scientist
Monika Markowska explores caves to uncover clues about climate.

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Bee Lady
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