This article first appeared in edition 9 of Behind the Dot magazine. Read the full article by downloading the magazine now.

Australian women are thriving in the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and combating stereotypes about what it means to work in these industries. Behind the Dot was privileged to speak with eight exceptional women, making significant contributions to their various fields of expertise.

Read about their career highlights, the challenges and opportunities of STEM careers and their advice for young women considering careers in STEM fields in edition 9 of Behind the Dot.

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Professor Mary
O’Kane AC

Chief Scientist & Engineer, NSW Government

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Ally Watson

Developer; Founder, Code Like a Girl

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Leonie Walsh

Former Lead Scientist, Victorian Government

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Sharon Jonnalagadda

Business Analyst, AusRegistry

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Michelle Melbourne

Co-Founder, Intelledox

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Teresa Corbin

CEO, Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN)

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Maggie Whitnall

Senior Client Services Manager, AusRegistry

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Gunela Astbrink

Principal, GSA InfoComm