Our Mission

Our Mission is to achieve professional liberation, the freedom to pursue one's professional goals, to the extent of one's own aptitude without externally imposed limitations, for all women, particularly those from historically underrepresented populations. Using cultural, structural and disciplinary sources of authority to produce new knowledge.


About STEM Sisters

Founded by Ruwangi, STEM Sisters was first initiated at Victoria University in 2017, to attract and celebrate women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) at Victoria University. With  the support of Vicotia Univeristy and SSAF funding. STEM Sisters was able to organise many events to network female and male students and academics to support female STEM students to achieve career goals at Victoria University.



There are many Australian STEM organisations, which support women in STEM, but no specific organisation in Australia supports, STEM women of colour, especially migrated STEM women or internationally migrated female students, who are studying STEM related courses. These women face even more hurdles, when trying to make these barriers. 

Ruwangi Fernando , Founder

Our Team


Meet our founder, Volunteers and the people supporting the sisterhood.