Women in STEM Ambassador

The Australian Government's Women in STEM Ambassador is Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith

Photo of Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith

The Women in STEM Ambassador is an Australian Government initiative to support advocacy on gender equity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The Women in STEM Ambassador raises awareness of issues, makes the case for change, and promotes the visibility of women in STEM on a national scale.

The primary aim of the Ambassador's role is to increase the participation of women and girls in STEM studies and careers. The Ambassador works towards achieving this by engaging with stakeholders across Australia to build visibility and drive needed cultural and social change for gender equity in STEM. The Ambassador complements the existing work and activities that are driving greater gender equity in STEM, both government and sector led, and aims to improve co-ordination and national benefit from those activities.

The Women in STEM Ambassador works on gender equity issues across all STEM disciplines: natural, physical and life sciences, including medical and health sciences; mathematics; engineering; and technology related disciplines. She works across all sectors including education and training, research, academic and industry.

Her work is informed and aligned with the Decadal Plan for Women in STEM, which was developed by the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering.



Women in STEM Ambassador
Dean's Unit, Faculty of Science
Dalton Building F12
UNSW Sydney NSW 2052


T: +61 (2) 9385 5218


Women in STEM Decadal Plan video