It's not news that women are underrepresented in STEM related studies and professions. Only one in four IT graduates and fewer than one in 10 engineering graduates are women. Women occupy fewer than one in five senior researcher positions in Australian universities and research institutes, and are less than half the overall STEM workforce.

To address this, $3.9 million in funding has just been secured by 24 organisations to rollout projects that will encourage girls and women to study and pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and maths.