About STEM Women

STEM Women is an online directory of women in Australia working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). STEM Women aims to promote gender equity in STEM by showcasing the breadth of scientific talent in Australia, enabling a diverse range of women to be offered exciting opportunities to progress their careers and personal capabilities.

STEM Women aims to raise the profile and provide opportunities to those who may experience barriers throughout their STEM career.

This includes anyone who identifies as a woman, including cisgender (personal gender identity corresponds with sex assigned at birth), transgender (personal gender identity does not correspond with sex assigned at birth). We also recognise that there are individuals who suffer from discrimination because of gender or sexual identity who do not identify either fully or partially as a woman and who we welcome to be a part of this initiative e.g. intersex and non-binary individuals.

If you have any concerns about the language and definitions used please contact us at hello@stemwomen.org.au

For experts

STEM Women wants to help you be discovered and offered career-advancing opportunities. To enable seekers to find and contact you, create a profile in four easy steps:

  • ✏️ Fill in your name and contact details
  • 🔗 Link your Expert Connect account
  • 💪 List your expertise
  • 💛 Highlight your interests

You can also add a video, biography and external links to further enhance your profile.

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For seekers

STEM Women is a tool to help you achieve gender diversity. Use the simple database to quickly find, shortlist and contact diverse STEM experts for a range of opportunities.

  • 🔎 Discover speakers for an event or conference
  • 🙋‍♀️ Reach out and find a mentor
  • 🏆 Encourage nominations for boards, committees and awards
  • 💬 Seek an expert opinion
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Project supporters

STEM Women is an initiative of the Australian Academy of Science. The project start-up was funded by the Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation and Science through the Women in STEM Entrepreneurship Program.

STEM Women is exploring sustainable program collaboration, including deeper engagement with this emerging network and new relationships with partners.

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