Science Technology Australia’s Superstars of STEM campaign aims to smash society’s gender assumptions about scientists and increase the public visibility of women in STEM. Thirty of the nation’s most dynamic scientists and technologists are now stepping into the public arena in order to create more visible role models for young women and girls. Their mission is to work towards equal representation in the media of men and women in STEM.
Armed with advanced communication skills developed through media, storytelling and presentation training, Science Technology Australia is providing the Superstars with opportunities to use them – in the media, on the stage and in speaking with decision-makers.
Kylie Walker, CEO of Science & Technology Australia, said that the collective scientific knowledge held by these 30 women is astounding.
“Some of the country’s best storytellers and science communicators are working with our Superstars, and we hope the result will be a variety of compelling science stories for the Australian public to enjoy.”
As part of the program, the Superstars now belong to a mentoring network that will encourage them to learn from other women who have crafted a profile for themselves and who already serve as role models.
Image courtesy of Science Technology Australia. Meet the Superstars of STEM