Women in STEM

Get inspired by the stories of women who are smashing it in STEM, both here in Australia and worldwide. Their experiences will help you to imagine the possibilities for your own future when you pursue a career in STEM.

Quick facts about women in STEM

  • Professor Tanya Monro is Australia’s Chief Defence Scientist.

    She is the first woman to lead the Defence Science Technology Group since it was set up 110 years ago!

    * Australian Government Department of Defence
  • Between 2015 and 2020 there was a


    increase in the number of women enrolling in university STEM courses

    * STEM Equity Monitor
  • Did you know Australia’s Chief Scientist is a woman?

    Dr Cathy Foley was the only female research scientist when she started at the CSIRO in 1985. 

    * The GiST


The GiST is interviewing women who are doing creative and innovative things in STEM in Australia right now.  

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Who are the women in STEM?

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Explore our posters of women paving the way in a range of STEM careers.

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Podcasts are a great way to learn on-the-go. Check out some of the podcasts that are being run by women doing cool things in STEM.

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Video interviews

Watch videos of women in Australia doing great things in STEM.  

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