Networks

There are an abundance of networks across Australia each designed to support and motivate different groups of women in STEM. STEM Women aims to put all these networks in one place, so you can find the right one for you.

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Applications open for the National Youth Science Forum

From 03 Jun 2022 to 14 Aug 2022

Opportunity for current Year 11 students

The NYSF Year 12 Program is a digital and in-person program that gives students a broader understanding of the diverse study and career options available in STEM.

In 2023, the NYSF Year 12 Program will run from 10 to 24 January. Students will have opportunities to:

  • participate in tours of science and technology facilities, and learn about cutting edge research;
  • engage with industry partners and research providers;
  • learn about university and STEM career pathways;
  • mix with other like-minded students from all over Australia; and
  • network with former NYSF participants to further increase understanding of STEM related study and career experiences.

In 2022, 43% of participants lived in remote and regional areas and 65% of participants identified as female.

Early bird applications close 24 July 2022 (reduced application fee). Applications close 14 August 2022.

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Women in Agriculture podcast | ILLUMINATA

Did you know that until 1994, no Australian woman was allowed to list their legal status as "farmer"?

As three PhD candidates from The University of Queensland (and STEM Women members!) Charlotte, Sera and Emily are trying to break stereotypes by starting the ILLUMINATA podcast to highlight the importance of women in agriculture and STEM.

Find out more, including all the episodes, on the website.

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Online

#FromtheLAB is seeking science to feature in videos

Until 31 Mar 2021

Australian Science Communicators is looking for early- and mid-career researchers, innovators and scientists who want to share their research. #FromtheLAB will produce and share a short video for each chosen participant.

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Online

Avid Research – Australian STEM Stories Podcast, Seeking Interviewees

Ongoing

Amelia Travers of Avid Research is looking for women in STEM to feature on her podcast, telling their own unique story about their STEM career. If you would like to find out more about being interviewed for the podcast, email Amelia via the link below.

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Online

NCI women in HPC catch-ups

Ongoing

NCI Australia holds a fortnightly Zoom catch-up on Wednesday afternoons for women in high performance computing to meet, support and uplift one another. Click through to register for upcoming catch-ups

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The F Factor

The F Factor is a different kind of community group. Our purpose is to be a holistic support network for the entire duration of our members' technology careers. We want to see more women making it into technology leadership and less women exciting careers in tech mid-career.

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National

R-Ladies

R-Ladies is a global network of women in the R community, designed to offer support and visibility.

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Women in STEMM Australia

Women in STEMM Australia is a nationally recognised association for women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM). Our over-arching goal is to connect women in STEMM regardless of their discipline and profession.

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Indigenous Women in Mining and Resources Australia

IWRA was founded to create a stronger connection with indigenous women in this traditionally male, non-indigenous dominated sector.  IWIMRA is focused on creating a national framework that will support indigenous women who are currently participating and aspiring to grow within this sector. To reach our end goal, which is to establish positive role models within our industry, at decision making levels, we must start with positive daily conversations. Our thoughts become our words and our words become our actions. This is our guiding principle

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STEMinist Book Club

STEMinist Book Club provides an online space for like-minded women to discuss books about women in STEM and feminsim. Group members also meet up physically in cities around the world including Sydney, Dublin, Istanbul, Montreal and Oxford. Meet-ups are a welcome opportunity for groups of like-minded Stemminists to get together in a relaxed atmosphere, to network, discuss some of the current challenges for women in Stemm and share solutions and solidarity.