Students picking their subjects for Years 11 and 12 need to understand that science can be useful in a wide range of future jobs.
We are three professional women who all made different decisions regarding name changes.
A confession: I can count on a single hand the number of women I have invited to collaborate with me on publications and grants.
Parliament has a problem retaining experienced women – and so does science. Working in STEMM places women in an ideological dilemma that is exhausting to confront, and feels impossible to change.
For twenty years people had been telling me how lucky I was to be in our field of research because “things” were changing for young women. Twenty years later “things” had not changed.
You might be familiar with turbulence as you experience it on a plane, or as scholars describe combustible forces of social change. But understanding how it operates is far more complex.
Mobilising value from science and technology needs help from thinkers, designers, makers, policymakers and enablers – and this expertise often sits in the humanities, arts and social sciences domain.
The young membership, frequency of elections and relaxed networks in science societies may provide vital positive influence for female promotion in STEM.
This year 77 women took part in the largest all-female expedition to Antarctica as part of a leadership training program. Rough weather enroute put group decision-making skills to the test.
While much is being done to increase the number of women working in science, new research shows it could take many, many years to reach parity with men.
An ambassador needs to do more than just encourage young girls to enter STEMM, the role must address structural and cultural issues that push women out of the pipeline mid-career.
Australia is held back not only socially, but also economically by gender inequality, and it needs to be addressed in the classroom.
Efforts to reduce the gender gap and encourage more women in Australian astronomy have been rewarded this week.