Women in STEM & Innovation

Global Sisters has supported more than 5500 Australian women on their business journeys. The businesses that we support are highly diverse and across all categories. A large cohort have STEM & Innovation businesses, that are not only providing careers to women in this traditionally male dominated sector but providing innovative solutions to some of societies most pressing problems.

Global Sisters supports women to overcome intersectional systemic and structural barriers that are affect all women-led businesses but that are even more entrenched and prevalent in the STEM sector including racism, sexism, ageism and ableism. We not only make business possible but support women to commercialise their innovations and access the business networks and connections needed to grow their businesses. To date, we have transferred over $3.1 Million in pro bono support from leading Australian corporates to Sisters to support them in their business.

STEM & Innovation Businesses in the Global Sisters Community

The STEM and Innovation businesses in the Global Sisters community are led by diverse women across regional and urban areas of Australia and include First Nations women, migrants, women with disabilities, carers and older women. The women running these businesses are not only creating careers and financial independence for themselves but breaking down barriers in the sector and leading change.

Tech & IT Businesses

Deya, My Office

  • A point of sale negotiation software for e-commerce businesses
  • Connected with Google via the Global Sisters x Grow With Google program

Rupi, Dossier Chief Cloud Solutions

  • IT solutions for small business
  • Supported through Sister School business education, Industry Circles and 1:1 expert coaching read more

Maria, Xperitos Connect

  • Tech platform to connect pharmaceutical, biotech startup, diagnostic and medtech companies with freelance professionals
  • Connected Maria with BCG
  • Watch Maria’s pitch to leading CEOs and Founders at Sister Pitch 2021 here

 Food & Beverage Tech & Innovation

Fiona, Chocolates on Purpose

  • Innovations in native ingredients
  • Connected Fiona with corporate support from Visa & Google Australia
  • Watch Fiona’s pitch to leading corporate CEOs and Founders at Sister Pitch 2021 here

Hope, Two Black Sheep

  • Innovations in plant based milk alternative
  • Connected Hope with Maddocks law firm around patent
  • Watch Hope’s pitch to leading corporate CEOs and Founders at Sister Pitch 2021 here

Catie, Clovendoe

  • Innovations in zero and low alcohol; one of the only female led distilleries in Australia
  • Connected with Mars Foods
  • Watch Catie’s pitch to leading CEOs and Founders at Sister Pitch 2021 here

Edutech

Lina, Robofun

  • Robotics and coding education for children (focus on girls in low income areas)
  • Connected with Maddocks law firm
  • Watch Lina’s pitch at Sister Pitch 2018 here

Asha, Edu-fy

  • Children’s education app
  • Connected with Australian tech co. Zetaris
  • Watch Asha pitch to leading corporate CEOs and Founders at Sister Pitch 2021 here

Jyoti & Manisha, Incremental Learning & Consulting

  • Online education platform
  • Started the business in COVID

Health Tech & Innovation

Madison, Fierce Tidda Club

  • Innovations in culturally inclusive, sustainable sanitary items and public health information for Aboriginal women
  • A protype has been created and fundraising underway
  • Connected with fintech platform Lift Women for funding campaign
  • Watch Madison pitch to leading CEOs and Founders at Sister Pitch 2021 here

Angie, Heat Wear You Need It

  • Pain management / therapeutic innovation
  • Connected Angie with Melrose Group and legal support around patent
  • Watch Angie’s pitch to leading CEOs and Founders at Sister Pitch 2021 here

Eco Innovation

Alison, Ten Little Pieces

  • Eco innovation and education
  • Connected Alison with support from Microsoft
  • Watch Alison’s pitch to leading CEOs and Founders at Sister Pitch 2021 here

Ling, Sustainable Pet

  • Eco innovation in the pet care industry
  • Connected with leading brand agency Jack Morton
  • Watch Ling’s pitch to leading CEOs and Founders at Sister Pitch 2021 here

Emma, Cloth Baby

  • Innovation in take up of cloth nappies & consultant in environmental waste management of nappies
  • Read about Cloth Baby on the Global Sisters Marketplace