Poster series

Below are a range of posters of women paving the way in a range of STEM careers

  • I always wanted to help people, and as an engineer I am certainly doing that by making sure the road infrastructure is well maintained, and that any project that involves my management is beneficial to the community.

    Jo Withford

    Senior Project Engineer

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  • The most rewarding part of my job is seeing my team excel and achieve and sometimes exceed our goals.

    Rachael Quirk

    Senior Engineering Officer 37 Squadron

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  • The most rewarding part of my job is being able to travel the world while working with coalition partners, all with an exceptional crew beside me.

    Hayley Moulds

    Pilot - KC-30A Captain

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  • When I grew up I knew I wanted to be in a technically challenging and rewarding career that took me many different places. I believe I am accomplishing that.

    Stacey Ross

    Cyberspace Warfare Officer

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  • It's okay to fail, and it's okay to get discouraged. Those are normal things, especially for students in STEM. I've found that the most important thing is to keep reminding yourself why you're doing this.

    Harriet Hunt

    Aerospace systems engineer and NASA intern

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  • The most rewarding part of my job is providing my community with infrastructure that improves their way of life.

    Jessica Dennien

    Design Engineer

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  • Follow your interests and take all the opportunities you can.

    Lidia Matesic


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  • Focus on enjoying learning rather on what marks you’ll get or what you think your job will be or look like.

    Michelle Ta

    Scientific Advisor

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  • There is always something to learn in every situation. Many of my best outcomes and most creative ideas are the result of overcoming difficulties I did not expect.

    Raffaella Demichelis

    Senior Research Fellow

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  • I am in awe of how complex the human body is, and I feel lucky to work in an environment where I get to contribute to increasing our knowledge of how the human body works.

    Sonia Shah

    NHMRC Early Career Fellow

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  • I have loved science since then and I love it more now. Learning and thinking are part of my job; it doesn’t get better than that.

    Maithili Sashindranath

    Deputy Group Leader

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  • The most rewarding part of my job is knowing that I am contributing to the better management of endangered and invasive species.

    Cecilia Villacorta-Rath

    Research Officer

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  • As a neuroscientist, I conduct research into understanding how the brain is damaged during neurological disease.

    Adjanie Patabendige

    NSW Health EMC Fellow

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  • The most rewarding part of my job is seeing Army Aviation doing its job. That job can be providing help to the Australian community during natural disasters, assisting our Pacific neighbours, or taking part in Defence exercises.

    Major Krystal Wright

    Major, Aeronautical Engineer

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  • You don’t have to be mathematically minded to pursue a career in STEM. You can learn to think scientifically or mathematically, no matter what your strengths or marks were at school.

    Lauren Wright

    Lieutenant Colonel, Engineer and Project Manager

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  • Attend workshops, university open days and do work experience. Try to speak to your parents' friends who work in different industries to gauge what interests you!

    Capt. Louise Farrell

    Captain, Aviation Maintenance Engineer

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  • Never be afraid of failing and don’t care what others might think of you.

    Lieutenant Kate Cox

    Aviation Engineer / Lieutenant

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  • The most rewarding part of my job is helping other women to overcome challenges associated with typically male dominated work environments.

    Amy Vickers

    Aviation Technician Avionics

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  • Find your voice. Your passion is your power and influence.

    Bianca Capra

    Senior Lecturer, Aerospace Engineer & Co-Chair YoWIE

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  • You can do anything but you don’t have to do everything – so do what excites you.

    Alana Barber

    Aviation Management student

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  • The most rewarding part of my job is working with animals and being a voice for the voiceless.

    Janice Vaz

    PhD Researcher

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  • Lizzie Square

    I knew I wanted to work in the water industry because water is so important to the health of the community and the environment.

    Elizabeth Scott

    Water Engineer

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  • Kat Duncan with her dog

    Choose a career that you think you'll love, work hard and don't give up till you get there.

    Kat Duncan

    Locum veterinary surgeon

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  • I want to ensure that wild places and wild animals are understood and protected.

    Wendy Wright

    Associate Professor, Conservation Biology & Associate Dean, Research Training

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  • Laura Shakespeare posing in front of Google sign

    I wanted to be a translator, so I could connect to every country in the world. I now consider programmatic languages one of the many languages I’ve been lucky enough to study.

    Laura Shakespeare

    Analytical Lead

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  • Jesse May Licot

    Remember to keep having fun, worry less and it’s okay to be a nerd.

    Jesse May Licot

    Senior Business Analyst

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  • I am passionate about being the liaison between science and community.

    Marlee Hutton

    Research Support Officer

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  • Kellee Reissinger

    I love growing plants by seed, and watching it grow

    Kellee Reissinger


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  • I'm passionate about our world – respecting, understanding and protecting it.

    Michele Thums

    Research Scientist

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  • I work on projects that will make a difference in terms of protecting and conserving flatback turtles

    Sabrina Fossette

    Research Scientist

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