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.


AMSI Winter School 2021 applications are open

From 12 Jul 2021 to 23 Jul 2021

Apply now for two weeks on #datascience hosted by @QUT. The program offers a range of specialist topics with overarching themes including Bayesian statistics, advanced Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods, likelihood-free inference, modern neural networks and dimension reduction for high dimensional data. Scholarships are available for financial assistance.



MYOB's DevelopHer Program

From 06 May 2021 to 16 May 2021

MYOB’s DevelopHer program offers opportunities for women and people who identify as female to enter the world of software development. With a paid scholarship, a salary while you gain a qualification at RMIT and a permanent role on offer, it’s the perfect way to set-up a career in tech.

Learn more about the DevelopHer program at the upcoming webinar Tuesday 11 May 12pm:

Apply for the DevelopHer via the link below


PyConline AU call for proposals open

Until 10 Jun 2021

The organisers of PyCon AU are looking for talks on everything Python, open source, and tech-related for their upcoming conference to be held online from 10 - 12 September, 2021. The call for proposals is open until 10 June and you can submit to the main conference and specialist tracks through the same process. They are also interested in ideas for social events!


Rebooting STEMM in Australia

Until 22 Jun 2021

Are you an early- or mid-career researcher in STEMM? The Australian Academy of Science is supporting the Reboot STEMM initiative to co-design a new system of rewards and recognition for research careers.

You can help set the agenda for the program, and join your peers in a live virtual conversation on 22 June. Visit the event website to find out more and register to participate.



Australian Women in Security Network

The Australian Women in Security Network (AWSN) is an open network of people aiming to grow the number of women in the security community.

We support, inspire, and act as role models. We connect women in the industry and those looking to enter the field with the tools, knowledge, network and platforms needed to build confidence and interest. We know the diversity of online threats require diversity of thought on how to address them, and this is where our network thrives.

We provide networking opportunities, training and a mentor program.


Eureka Prizes 2021

Until 28 May 2021

The annual Australian Museum Eureka Prizes are now open for nominations, honouring excellence across the areas of research & innovation, leadership, science engagement, and school science.

This year, 16 prizes will be awarded across the categories of Research and Innovation, Leadership, Science Engagement, and School Science. It's a great opportunity to enter yourself for a prize, nominate a colleague, or both!


Evaluating the Future You campaign

Future You is a campaign from our friends at the Office of the Women in STEM Ambassador to introduce young people to the vast array of STEM career options and breaking down gender stereotypes about who works in STEM. 

The team has evaluated the pilot stages of the campaign to see how it's changing awareness, interest and gender perceptions of STEM careers


Australian Science Policy Fellowships now open for 2021–22

Until 26 Apr 2021

The Office of the Chief Scientist has opened applications for the 2021–22 cohort of Fellows to grow the diversity of expertise in the Australian Public Service. You can find more info, including how to apply and profiles of previous Fellows, on its website.


UNESCO report on gender equality

UNESCO has published a global study on gender equality in scientific research: To be smart, the digital revolution will need to be inclusive. The report reinforces the challenges faced by women in STEM-related fields, highlights a forecast shortage in skills for Industry 4.0 and calls for more comprehensive data on gender trends.