About STEM Women

STEM Women Global is an online directory of women in global working in  STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). STEM Women Global aims to promote gender equity in STEM by showcasing the breadth of scientific talent in the region, enabling a diverse range of women to be offered exciting opportunities to progress their careers and personal capabilities. 

STEM Women Global aims to raise the profile and provide opportunities to those who may experience barriers throughout their STEM career. 

This includes anyone who identifies as a woman, including cisgender (personal gender identity corresponds with sex assigned at birth), transgender (personal gender identity does not correspond with sex assigned at birth). We also recognise that there are individuals who suffer from discrimination because of gender or sexual identity who do not identify either fully or partially as a woman and who we welcome to be a part of this initiative e.g. intersex and non-binary individuals. 

You can read more about our approach to diversity and representation on this information page. If you have any concerns about the language and definitions used please contact us at hello@stemwomen.global.  

For experts

STEM Women Global wants to help you be discovered and offered career-advancing opportunities. To enable seekers to find and contact you, create a profile in four easy steps: 

  • ✏️ Fill in your name and contact details
  • ✔️ Share your work profile
  • 📑 List your expertise
  • ⭐ Highlight your interests

Once the full site is launched, you will be able to add video, biography and external links to further enhance your profile. 

For seekers

STEM Women Global is a tool to help you achieve gender diversity. When launched, you will be able to use the simple database to quickly find, shortlist and contact diverse STEM experts for a range of opportunities. 

  • 🔎 Discover speakers for an event or conference
  • 🙋‍♀️ Reach out and find a mentor
  • 🏆 Encourage nominations for boards, committees and awards
  • 💬 Seek an expert opinion

Project supporters and partners

The project is being led by the Australian Academy of Science with the support of: 

  • InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) 

  • Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) 

  • Inter-American Network of Academies of Sciences (IANAS)  

  • Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA) 

We welcome other organisations joining us to help promote participation in the initiative.  

The primary roles of supporting organisations are to: 

  • Invite and encourage eligible people from within their membership, Fellowship and networks to create a profile on the platform 

  • Promote the use of STEM Women Global as an online discovery platform featuring women working & engaging in STEM in their discipline or country. 

The Australian Academy of Science team will work closely with supporting organisations to ensure they have the support to fully participate and benefit from their involvement. If you are interested in becoming a supporting organisation, please complete this form and we will be in touch. 

Spread the word

We have created a set of promotional tools that you can download and use to share the initiative with your networks. Please visit our Resources page to find out more.