2272 women and an abundance of opportunity

Australian women in STEM are now more visible than ever before with 2272 women joining STEM Women in the past five months. Many are now using the new resource to showcase the depth of talent of those working in the field.

The database was developed by the Australian Academy of Science in partnership with the CSIRO, Science & Technology Australia, and the Australian Science Media Centre, with financial support from the Australian Government.

Infographic: STEM Women 2019 achievements, Academy of Science logo; 2272 profiles created; 15,020 searches; leading to the discovery of STEM experts Australia wide. Map of Australia, WA 511 searches, NT 36 searchers, QLD 609 searches. NSW 1077 searches, ACT 404 searches. VIC 940 searches and TAS 95 searches; Creating connections to opportunities including conference presenting, mentoring, speaking to students, media articles, game design, sitting on advisory panels, video appearances, building networks, careers days, career advice, panel appearances, advice to teachers and job opportunities.
STEM Women 2019 achievements: There were 2272 profiles created; 15,020 searches were made, leading to the discovery of STEM experts Australia wide (number of searches: WA 511, NT 36, QLD 609. NSW 1077, ACT 404. VIC 940 and TAS 95). Connections to opportunities included conference presenting, mentoring, speaking to students, media articles, game design, sitting on advisory panels, video appearances, building networks, careers days, career advice, panel appearances, advice to teachers and job opportunities.

Users of the database can search for women in STEM based on their expertise, location and other search fields. Freelance science journalist Bianca Nogrady was one of the first to use the database. She contacted Professor Jenny Pringle for her article on the future of battery technology for environmental magazine, Enisa.

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