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Redefining Your STEMM Career Guide - 24 Women leading STEMM stories

This article provides a comprehensive review of the state of women in STEMM and STEMM Leadership in 2020, a snapshot into the future-of-work trends and the top skills that are in high demand. I wrote this article because I want to inspire you to realise your own unique and important STEMM Potential!

There are so many ways you can put your STEMM skills to work.

Learn how 24 leading women in STEMM are thriving in different types of roles and organisations.

One thing that shines in each of them is the way they use their strengths and superpowers to navigate the challenges and setbacks that often stand between us and what we dream about achieving.

Learn why your all-important STEMM skills are exactly what our world needs right now.

And you may just find yourself quietly inspired by the many career paths there are once you start looking.

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Are Australian gender equity initiatives really working?

A recent review by Dr Merryn McKinnon has suggested that initiatives targeting women in STEM are seldom as effective as they mean to be.

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Women in STEM Resources

A repository of peer-reviewed research and resources discussing the challenges facing white women an men and women of colour in science. 

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BiasWatchNeuro

The goal of BiasWatchNeuro is to track the speaker composition of conferences in neuroscience, particularly with respect to gender representation.

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Breaking down barriers for women in chemistry

A new article from researchers at CSIRO is inspiring women in Australian chemistry to be a #catalystforchangeinchemistry. Women in chemistry face challenges related to workplace culture, work-life balance, measures of merit and mentorship. This article suggests personal and organisation-level strategies to overcome these challenges.

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The value of mentoring

  Trainees in science often express the need for ‘a mentor’. What does this mean and what should mentees and mentors expect? Written by IMNIS Executive Director, Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea. 

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Could the COVID-19 lockdown solve one of the persistent barriers to gender equity in research?

Dr Ursula Sansom-Daly and A/Prof Caroline Ford provide comment on a potential silver lining of COVID19 for women and carers in STEM, changes to conference travel.

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Speaking out about gender imbalance in invited speakers improves diversity

Omissions of qualified women scientists from major meeting programs continue to occur despite a surge in articles indicating persistent gender-discriminatory practices in hiring and promotion, and calls for gender balance in conference organizing committees.

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How to banish manels and manferences from scientific meetings

A Nature analysis finds that several fields of science are moving away from male-dominated conferences and panels — but it’s easy to slip back into old habits.

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Ten Simple Rules to Achieve Conference Speaker Gender Balance

An article by Professor Jenny Martin highlighting rules to achieve balance in gender of speakers at conferences.