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Health tech guru Leah Heiss named Australian women in design winner at the Good Design Awards

- September 19, 2022 2 MIN READ

Monash University Associate Professor Leah Heiss has been named as the winner of the 2022 Australian Women in Design Award at the Good Design Awards for her work across wearable health technologies and healthcare co-design, most recently with the World Health Organisation. The award recognises women at the top of their field. Surprisingly, women account for less… Read more »

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Government reviews science and tech diversity programs to get more women into STEM

- September 6, 2022 3 MIN READ

Women are seen as a key part of the federal government’s target of 1.2 million tech-related jobs by 2030, with industry and science minister Ed Husic announcing a review into greater female participation and diversity in the science and technology sectors. Husic has ordered a review by his Department into existing government programs supporting diversity,… Read more »

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Envato is on the hunt for female engineers, doubling its entry level ‘apprentice’ program

- August 29, 2022 2 MIN READ

There’s been plenty of discussion around tech jobs and the role of women in the sector ahead of this week’s federal government Jobs and Skills Summit summit. Melbourne tech company Envato is looking to address both issues by doubling the size of its Developer Apprentice Program, which provides an entry-level pathway for aspiring female engineers.… Read more »

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Science & Technology Australia is on the hunt for the next generation of women to be Superstars of STEM

- August 1, 2022 2 MIN READ

Science & Technology Australia has once again begun a nationwide search for Australia’s next constellation of Superstars of STEM, the government-backed initiative to advance gender equity by raising the profiles of women in science and tech. The program is open to women and non-binary STEM professionals, with 60 more to be chosen in this round.… Read more »


VAPAR, the pipeline inspection startup founded by two female engineers, just raised a $2.5 million Seed round

- June 9, 2022 2 MIN READ

AI-based stormwater and sewerage pipeline maintenance software VAPAR has raised AUD$2,500,000 in seed funding for its global expansion plans. The raise was backed by LSE-listed Halma Ventures and Australian Sprint Ventures, Access Capital Ventures and Barry Winata’s Metagrove Ventures.  Female engineers, Amanda Siqueira, CEO, and Michelle Aguilar, CTO, co-founded VAPAR in 2018 after witnessing first-hand… Read more »

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A win for women as female-founded VCs team up

- June 6, 2022 2 MIN READ

Three female-founded venture capital firms have teamed up to form WinVC, an initiative focused on fostering the success of women in the VC industry. The triad involves the founders of Woolworths’ venture capital fund W23, OneVentures and Jelix Ventures. Amid an ongoing debate around female participation in the investment community, women-led VC firms now make… Read more »

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Applications for female founders to join EnergyLab’s climate accelerator close this weekend

- May 26, 2022 2 MIN READ

Applications for EnergyLab’s Women in Climate and Energy Fellowship (WICEF) close this Sunday, May 29. EnergyLab is Australia and New Zealand’s largest climate tech startup accelerator and innovation network dedicated to reaching net zero emissions. The organisation recently signed on Ampol as a partner, with the fuel company providing funding and expertise to support EnergyLab’s… Read more »


Legendary Adelaide startup supporter Moira Were was honoured in the coolest way at _Southstart

- March 18, 2022 3 MIN READ

Startup founders often talk about emerging from stealth mode, but it’s rare to see it used on someone within the ecosytem. But that’s what happened last week at the Impact Summit at _SOUTHSTART in Adelaide, when a group of supporters of local legend Moira Were announced they’d being raising funds to continue her work supporting the… Read more »

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Here’s a chance for female entrepreneurs to be heard

- October 7, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

In an effort to support and boost further female entrepreneurship in Australia, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) Bruce Billson is calling for women to share their experiences. Women who currently own and lead businesses and startups across Australia are being asked to identify the challenges and opportunities facing them as female founders.… Read more »