News and Media Releases

MEDIA RELEASE: Women in STEMM Australia welcomes new directors

Thursday, 2 June 2022

The future of Australia’s women in STEMM has been super-charged with the appointment of three new board directors. Industry leaders Dr Hannah Brown, Natalie Chapman and Sara Goldsworthy will join the board of Women in STEMM Australia.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Research and Education Leaders to head Women in STEMM Australia

Thursday, 2 December 2021

Women in STEMM Australia appoints two exceptional leaders, Professor Madhu Bhaskaran and Sarah Chapman, to replace outgoing co-chair and cofounder, Michelle Gallaher, who has now completed her term.

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New report: COVID-19 has exacerbated gender inequity in the STEM workforce across the Asia Pacific

A new report launched today by the Australian Academy of Science has found that the impact of COVID-19 on women in the STEM workforce across the Asia-Pacific region has heightened the challenges and barriers they face in progressing their careers. A survey conducted as part of the report found almost half of the women surveyed with caring responsibilities do not have access to flexible work, despite 60% of them saying flexible arrangements could better support their working conditions.

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STEM Ambassadors to foster Parliament’s links to science

Science & Technology Australia (STA) has today announced 17 new STEM Ambassadors. Six of them are members of Women in STEMM Australia.

The new cohort of STA STEM Ambassadors will meet regularly with their local federal MPs and Senators in 2021 to deepen connections between policymakers and the STEM sector.

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It’s time for action on equal honours this Queen’s Birthday

Australian women are at the frontline of our nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the lead-up to the announcement of the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Order of Australia awards, community movement Honour a Woman and the Workplace Gender Equality Agency are encouraging all state and territory governments to develop and embed gender equality-focused nomination processes for the Australian Honours to ensure women receive due recognition for their essential work.

Women in STEMM Australia supports this call to action to ensure women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health and medicine (STEMM) – in every professional sector – are nominated.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Queen’s Birthday Honours for Leading Scientist, Women in STEMM Advocate and Entrepreneur

Sunday, 9 June 2019

Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea, a leading scientist and advocate for greater diversity and equity for women in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine), has been named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM).

Dr Evans-Galea has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for significant service to women in STEMM as an advocate and role model.

Dr Evans-Galea is an internationally recognised medical researcher in Friedreich ataxia, Executive Director of IMNIS – the STEM industry mentoring network based within the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, and co-founder and CEO of Women in STEMM Australia, a volunteer-led gender diversity and equality advocacy organisation.

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Wednesday, 19 September 2018

RMS Entertainment presents the forthcoming Oct/November 2018 live national tour of acclaimed Australian Astrophysicist; Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith in; ‘When Galaxies Collide’. The 2018 tour follows the release of the much anticipated book by Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith; ‘When Galaxies Collide’ released end July 2018 through Melbourne University Press Publishers.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

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Graduate Women Victoria Scholarship Program 2018

Monday, January 15, 2018

Graduate Women Victoria (GWV) is pleased to announce their 2018 Scholarship Program for women enrolled in Universities in Victoria.

GWV scholarships and bursaries range from $3,500 to $8,000 and are offered to women students enrolled in 2018 at Victorian universities, or at the Victorian campuses of the Australian Catholic University.

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National Science Week an opportune time to address STEMM gender equity issues: Minister Enoch

Monday, August 14, 2017

Some of Queensland’s leading women engineers, medical practitioners, scientists and science teachers will join discussions today (Monday) about the problem of gender equity in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM).

Discussions will focus on why successive generations of clever, well-educated women in STEMM have trouble reaching senior levels in their field and often leave their profession early, and how this affects career choices.

The sold-out event will be hosted by Women in STEMM Australia as part of National Science Week.

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