International Day of Women and Girls in Science: Social Media Activity

To celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science on Tuesday 11th February, EQUS will be joining our partners at Science & Technology Australia in a social media activity.

Woman are highly underrepresenting in many areas of STEM, with the Australian Bureau of Statistics reporting that only 16% of STEM qualified people being women in 2011-2016. Additionally, fewer STEM women are in higher position jobs and are less likely to possess higher academic levels as reported by SAGE in 2019. It can been seen that as early as high school, girls are less interested in STEM subjects. Diversifying our perspective of ‘what STEM looks like’ hopes reverse gender stereotypes and promote woman and girls selecting STEM career paths.

Help us promote the diversity of faces and jobs in STEM by providing us with a #selfie and along with the completed tagline, "Today I am..." - Lets get our woman in STEM trending!


  • Send us your selfie (get creative if you can!)
  • Complete the tagline, "Today I am.." - For example; "Today I am researching optics by shooting lasers, Today I am teaching our next generation of physicists, Today I am theorising about time."
  • Want to post yourself? Use the hashtags: #SuperstarsofSTEM #science4all #February11 and tag @Scienceau and @WomenScienceDay on your Tweet.
  • If you post it yourself, tag us @ARC_EQUS so we can Retweet it!

We will be posting your #selfies all day on Tuesday 11th February so get involved!

Please email with your photos!

Major funding support

Australian Research Council

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS) acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders past and present.