Women in STEM

Looking for role models, mentors, speakers and generally amazing people working in science, technology, engineering and maths ?

We’re proud to have profiled more than 75 women in STEM and look forward to bringing you many more stories of people combining STEM with their ‘X’ – their passion, interest or another field.

Maggie McGowan

Fashion founder

Maggie McGowan is using maths in her fashion business, Magpie Goose, to create employment opportunities for Indigenous artists in the Northern Territory

Lauren D'Aprano

Product designer

Lauren D'Aprano uses maths everyday in her small business that creates planet-friendly fork-and-spoon carry cases (that are pretty, too!)

Ann Damien

Technology scout

Technology scout, Ann Damien found her happy medium combining her skills in marketing and business with a career in medtech

Noushin Nasiri

Health hero

You don't have to be a medical doctor to be a health hero. Dr Noushin Nasiri is a materials engineer, saving lives with medical devices.
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Minh Nga Nguyen


Minh Nga Nguyen is competing in the BHP awards with her bamboo biochar; a recycled water filter and renewable fertiliser
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Vivian Chan

Sparrho CEO

Vivian Chan is the go-getter and entrepreneur that owes her strong start in business to UQ