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Latest news: Women in STEM

ANU: Women scientists missing from STEM textbooks

Australian textbooks fail to mention the contributions of women in STEM, and instead focus almost exclusively on a male-centric narrative.

The Spot in Deakin embraces the power of fidgets

Stop moving, pay attention. It’s one of the most frustrating phrases to hear for neurodiverse people who need that movement topay attention. At The Spot Sensory Shop in Deakin, occupational therapists (OTs) are challenging false perceptions, one wobble cushion at a time.

St Clare’s young women in STEM switched on to success

Young women at St Clare’s College have mastered soldering, engineering skills and programming to improve the safety of traffic controllers, winning first place at the Australian Information Industry Association iAwards.

Tech is changing, so are the challenges women face

A 2020 study led by Girls Who Code revealed only 21 per cent of women feel it is easy to thrive in tech. That statistic drops to just eight per cent for women of colour. The challenges may not look the same as they did 30 years ago, but are we dealing with the same problems, wrapped in a purple banner?

Food for thought: Underground Gin for Women in ICT

Women in ICT (WIC) have teamed up with Underground Spirits to break barriers in the tech industry and create WIC Gin. From each sale, $20 will go towards WIC events, awards, and initiatives that support girls and women in tech across all stages of their career.

Chief Architect Michelle Graham redefines what women working in IT looks like

A far cry from the “guy coding in a hoodie” she says is often associated with IT, Michelle utilised her specialisation in cybersecurity and architecture to advise the Secretary of Defence and Prime Minister of Iraq in 2008.

How supporting girls with ADHD can lead to more women in STEM

After almost failing maths in high school, 18-year-old Luella Phillips is now embarking on a career in STEM, in part thanks to a tutor who supported her learning through undiagnosed ADHD. Luella always...

Leave STEM research to men? This Canberra woman doesn’t think so

Claire Harris, a Canberra woman in STEM and founder of Innovate Communicate, says more diverse STEM workplaces are, the more knowledgeable they’ll be.

Gen Z YoWIEs return to UNSW Canberra in 2022

“Intrinsically, we all deserve the same things. And a part of that is being given the same environment and opportunities, an equal playing field for all of us.” - LEOMA BAHNTOFF, 17. This...

UN Women Australia CEO shares hopes for IWD

UN Women’s theme for 2022 International Women’s Day (IWD), taking place on 8 March, recognises the unsung contributions of women and girls. Changing Climates: Equality today for a sustainable tomorrow aims to celebrate...

Your guide to IWD 2022 events in Canberra

If you're looking to help #BreakTheBias this International Women's Day (IWD), check out what's happening right here in Canberra on and around Tuesday 8 March.

ANU report shows men aren’t biologically smarter than women

Most women will have heard the phrase ‘men are just biologically smarter than women’, but an ANU report debunks this sexist belief.