Superstars of STEM
Annelies Moens, Managing Director, Privcore
I am delighted to be selected as one of Australia’s Superstars of STEM for 2021-2022. The Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews officially announced on 3 December 2020 those chosen for Science & Technology Australia’s game-changing Superstars of STEM program in 2021-22.
The program aims to raise the profile of 60 of Australia’s most dynamic women in science and technology, to create a national critical mass of strong, visible, relatable and public women who are role models in STEM. The Australian Government’s Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources supports the program.
As a privacy expert, I have been able to leverage my computer science (as well as legal and business qualifications) to help business and government create and use technology and processes in ways that embed privacy as a core part of their operations.
Science & Technology Australia Chief Executive Officer Misha Schubert said:
“The Superstars of STEM program sets out to smash stereotypes of what a scientist, technologist, engineer or mathematician look like – these powerful role models show girls that STEM is for them.”
“It’s hard to be what you can’t see,” she said. “Women are still seriously under-represented in STEM leadership roles.”
“We can’t thank the Australian Government enough for its strong support of this important program, which is already having a profound impact.”
“Sustaining this type of program for the long-term is more important than ever amid the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic on women in the STEM workforce.”
Eliot Hastie from Ausbiz interviews Annelies about the Superstars of STEM program and privacy