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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.

Sophie Calabretto

Fluid mechanics lecturer
The world needs more problem-solvers, just like Dr Sophie Calabretto, a lecturer at Macquarie University in Sydney.

Amy Shi-Nash

General Manager, Group Data Science
Amy Shi-Nash, General Manager of Group Data Science at CommBank, represents the future of women in business and advocates the need for STEM skills.

Sophia Guo

Risk graduate
Sophia thanks the CommBank grad program for a kick start to her career in analytics and analysis

Dr Lamiae Azizi

Research statistician
Dr Lamiae Azizi is saving the world as a lecturer and research statistician; by working towards a cure for cancer, and improving machine learning.

Hayley van Waas

CS education
From considering careers in everything from nursing to Google, Hayley van Waas may have just found her niche in Computer Science (CS) education.

Free Sobolewski

Maths undergrad
Free Sobolewski has always wanted to study maths. Thanks to Indigenous internship program, CareerTrackers, she's on track to a career in maths.

Vanessa Pirotta

Marine biologist
Vanessa Pirotta always wanted to study marine biology. Now a PhD student, she's using drones to collect whale snot to improve whale health.

Kate Farquharson

Conservation data analyst
Kate explains how she turned her love for wildlife into an educational path.

Joanne Pellew

iWork CEO
Joanne Pellew heads job sites, iWork and Ochre Workforce Solutions with an aim to Close the employment Gap

Maggie McGowan

Fashion founder
Maggie McGowan is using maths in her fashion business, Magpie Goose, to create employment opportunities for Indigenous artists in the Northern Territory

Lauren D'Aprano

Product designer
Lauren D'Aprano uses maths everyday in her small business that creates planet-friendly fork-and-spoon carry cases (that are pretty, too!)

Ann Damien

Technology scout
Technology scout, Ann Damien found her happy medium combining her skills in marketing and business with a career in medtech

Earn while you learn with PwC’s Higher Apprenticeship program

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Not keen on uni? PwC's Higher Apprenticeship program is all about building up your business and tech skills while learning on the job and getting paid.

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National Science Week
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Match your skills to a career in Defence

Defence careers
Scan the table and choose which STEM skills you have that can take you into the Australian Defence sector – in either the public service or military roles