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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Monday, January 15, 2018
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.
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.