Chances are if you’d been asked to imagine an engineer or a scientist 40 years ago, it’s highly likely you wouldn’t have pictured a woman. But times and stereotypes are changing.
Today, Australian women working in science are making enormous achievements and this year’s National Science Week is aiming to inspire even more women and girls to get involved in science.
Taylah Griffin is a Gangalu woman from Gordonvale in northern Queensland, and an aerospace systems engineer for Boeing Defence Australia. She was the first person in her family to go to university and became the first Indigenous person to graduate with an Honours degree in Electrical and Aerospace Engineering. She’s passionate about encouraging others to follow in her footsteps.
Mark spoke with Taylah on the Breakfast Show.