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In the last four years, the percentage of women in STEM-industry jobs has increased by another 4%, as Australia works towards equality in what was once a toxic and male-dominated environment. However, there is still plenty of work left to be done at all levels, from educating and inspiring tomorrow’s female scientists to bettering workplace environment and behavior.

Next month is National Science Week, where a lot of effort has gone into empowering the next generation of female STEM graduates. Listen to the largely successful, Dr Lauren McKnight, Vice President of the Science Teachers Association of NSW and Community and Project Education Officer at the Garvan Institute, as she recalls her experience in the field, as well as her goals for this year’s events.

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