Here’s the good news in the federal government scrapping the Women in STEM Ambassador program

- June 5, 2024 3 MIN READ

Last week, Science and Industry Minister Ed Husic announced with little fanfare that the position of Australia’s Women in STEM Ambassador would be discontinued, effective three days later. The role was created in October 2018 “to encourage girls and women to study and work in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields”. Astrophysicist Lisa Harvey-Smith… Read more »

Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith

Science sector waits for government response to diversity review as minister Ed Husic tinkers with its findings

- May 31, 2024 3 MIN READ

Nearly four months after the landmark Pathway to Diversity in STEM Review, handed its final recommendations to industry and science minister Ed Husic and his department, the sector is still waiting for a formal response from the government. But this week, Husic implemented the first change in the wake of the report, calling time on the… Read more »

Dr Memoona Anwar
Women in Tech

From Pakistan to the US Patent Office: How former Data Zoo intern Dr Memoona Anwar led the way on diversity in innovation 

- October 25, 2023 3 MIN READ

When she was growing up in rural Pakistan, Dr Memoona Anwar’s father had to fight for his daughter’s right to have an excellent education.    Today, Anwar is a PhD qualified expert in digital identity and a named co-innovator on a US patent awarded in September to Data Zoo, where she is Chief Compliance & Innovation… Read more »

Dr Cathy Foley, Australia's Chief Scientist

Australia’s Chief Scientist Cathy Foley on menopause, role models, women in STEM and the importance of older workers in tackling the skills shortage

- September 29, 2021 8 MIN READ

  Throughout my research and working career, I have never wanted my gender to be an issue.   I was focused on getting on with the job of being a scientist. But gender is not easily ignored. I remember trying to fit in when I studied physics at university, and just be one of the boys… Read more »

Super woman

9 incredible women entrepreneurs making a difference in 2020

- November 19, 2020 3 MIN READ

November 19 is International Women’s Entrepreneurship Day so today we are celebrating fabulous women in business making a difference to the lives of everyday Australians. Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) was founded by entrepreneur Wendy Diamond following a trip to Honduras where she witnessed extreme poverty. Diamond was inspired to pioneer a movement to empower women… Read more »