05. You can’t be what you can’t see
Currently in Australia, less than 20% of Engineering students are female. And in the defence industry, female engineers make up less than 15% of the workforce.
Despite campaigns by governments and industry, women remain underrepresented in Science, Technology and Maths (STEM) careers and while progress has been made, there is much more work to do.
So how do we encourage more women into STEM?
Join Lily Serna as she meets some of the inspirational females making their mark in the defence industry, paving the way for future generations.
Who are these trailblazers and STEM advocates?
Professor Tanya Monro - Australia’s Chief Defence Scientist, first female Chief Defence Scientist
Gabby Costigan - CEO BAE Systems Australia, first female CEO of an Australian Defence Prime
Deborah Jeppesen - Manager of Intelligence at Thales Australia, first female RAAF pilot
Jackie - young aspiring female engineer, BAE Systems Australia