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


Who are the women in STEM?

Read the profiles
Michelle Ta holding capsule


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

Explore posters
Wendy Wright with juvenile rhino


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.

Choose a podcast
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Video interviews

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

Watch the videos
Video still featuring Mrs Sarah Finney