Get to know some Australian women achieving great things with maths
"… anybody can achieve a career in STEM, everyone has the right to equal opportunities, including young women, including young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people."
"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. "
Pilot - KC-30A Captain
"Take the subject that you like and the one that appeals to you and work at that, and if that’s mathematics, do it. There’s a great joy in mathematics!"
Mathematician and statistician
"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."
Lieutenant Colonel, Engineer and Project Manager
"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. "
"Being a mathematician, I am not afraid of failure. It has always been a part of my life – it just gives me a chance to do things again – get a better solution, solve a bigger problem. "
"To me, innovation comes from having the freedom to daydream a little and explore questions that just grab your attention and mean something to you."
"My first hero was Hanna Neumann … the first woman to become a full professor of mathematics at an Australian university. She … was such a great teacher and mathematician."
Emeritus Professor of Mathematics
"Believing in yourself is so important, and if you have a question in class, always just ask. You can guarantee someone else will be wondering the same thing."
Superstar of STEM and super problem-solver