9th May, 2024
Level 14, 839 Collins Street, Docklands, Melbourne, VIC 2008


Attention all STEM enthusiasts and forward-thinking employers! A recent feature on Women’s Agenda has spotlighted an incredible event that’s not just a career fair but a gateway to endless opportunities for women in STEM. This event is more than a meeting ground; it’s a vibrant community of aspiring professionals and industry leaders ready to shape the future together.

Here’s Why You Should Be Excited:

  • 🌈 Diversity & Inclusion: We’re breaking barriers and opening doors wide for women in STEM, creating a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone can thrive.
  • 🔬 Empowerment: This career fair is a valuable stepping stone for women looking to advance their careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
  • 💼 Networking: Connect with leading companies and startups passionate about fostering gender diversity in their teams.


STEM Organisations


Helen McHugh

President, Australian Computer Society

Kylie Walker

CEO, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE)

Michelle Gallaher

Chief Executive Officer, Cerulea Clinical Trials

Claire Quinlan

Principal, Arup

Mamode Osikoya

Environment Manager, Major Road Projects Victoria

Colleen Maguire

Director - Strategic Programs, Microsoft

Nicole Brown

Engineer, Creo Consultants

Dr Shaz Sivanesan

Scientist - MC and Facilitator

Dr Morley Muse

Co-founder, iSTEM Co. & DEIR

Dr. Ruwangi Fernando,

Co-Founder iSTEM Co.

Event Schedule

Acknowledgement of Country

Helen McHugh, MACS (Snr) President, Australian Computer Society 

Introducing the Speakers and what to expect

MC- Dr Shaz Sivanesan 

Keynote on ‘Empowering Women in STEM: Women Shaping the Future of STEM Industries’

Kylie Walker, CEO, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering

Panel Discussion on ‘Driving Innovation and Diversity in STEM: Overcoming Challenges and Breaking Barriers’.

Collen Maguire

Michelle Gallaher

Nicole Brown

Claire Quinlan 

Moderator: Mamode Osikoya.

Open Q&A

Attendees and Panelists

Employer Pitch and Intro

Sponsors and Event Partners

Why iSTEM Co.? The state of women in STEMM within Australia

Dr. Ruwangi Fernando and 

Dr. Morley Muse.

Break & Exhibition


Partner and Sponsor STEM Organisations

Here are the organisations represented at the careers fair

If you want diversity, then create the space for inclusion

iSTEM Co. is a research, consulting and talent sourcing company aimed to promote and enable employment of women in STEM including women of colour and women from CALD into Australian STEM organisations.